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Superb book, nice enough edition,
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This review is from: Journey to the East (Paperback)
This short story of Hesse's has a magical quality; it tends to project the reader temporarily into a radically different mode of thought, and is quite beautifully written. It is also noticeably ambivalent towards many of the aspirations of the modern world, and in this sense is a welcome relief from much contemporary fiction. The one thing to note for this edition is that it is listed on Amazon as 'hardcover' when the best that can really be said of it is that it is a stiffer paperback.