Klingsor’s Last Summer

Hermann Hesse

Written over the course of a few weeks in July and August 1919, it was published in December 1919 in the Deutsche Rundschau. It was later published (by Samuel Fischer) in a volume which included Kinderseele and Klein und Wagner. The story is an account of the final months of the life of Klingsor, a forty-two-year-old expressionist painter. A lover of poetry, a heavy drinker and a womanizer, he spends his final summer in southern Italy, torn between sensuality and spirituality and troubled by feelings of impending death.

status Copy #1 (7919): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Crusty Classics
publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
publish date 1970
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