Butterflies: Reflections, Tales, and Verse

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Kales Press
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5.1 X 7.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss author and poet, renowned for his works exploring themes of self-discovery and spirituality, including the acclaimed novels "Siddhartha," "Steppenwolf," and "The Glass Bead Game," for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.
VOLKER MICHELS edited the first complete edition of Hermann. Hesse's writings, consisting of approximately fifteen thousand pages in twenty volumes. He is the world's foremost authority on Hesse's work and also manages the Nobel laureate's literary and artistic estate.
JAKOB HÜBNER (1761-1826) was an Augsburger painter and textiles designer acclaimed for his colorful copper engravings, known as chalcographies, illustrating insects, flowers, and other natural wonders. This technique was among Hermann Hesse's favorites as he thought it to be much more precise and beautiful than modern reproductions
Elisabeth Lauffer is the recipient of the 2014 Gutekunst Translation Prize. After graduating from Wesleyan University, she lived in Berlin and then obtained a master's in education from Harvard.
A charming book for nature and literature lovers...leaving audiences feeling as lucky to encounter it as Hesse felt about meeting his winged subjects.-- "Foreword Reviews"
A lovely small book..assembles Hesse's lepidopteran "reflections, tales and verse," including an extract from the novel "Demian." Translated by Elisabeth Lauffer, the selections were chosen by the world's foremost Hesse authority, Volker Michels, who also contributes an interpretive afterword, while the little book itself is further enhanced with dozens of Jakob Hubner's 18th-century engravings of these flowerlike insects. If you celebrate Christmas in July, this would make an ideal stocking stuffer!
--Michael Dirda "The Washington Press" (6/22/2023 12:00:00 AM)