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With Gertrude, Herman Hesse continues his lifelong exploration of the irreconcilable elements of human existence. In this...

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Details of Gertrude

Exact title of the book
Gertrude
Book author
Hermann Hesse
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
256 pages
Language
English
Published
August 1st 2005 by Picador
File size (in PDF)
1024 kB
Gertrude

Some brief overview of book

With Gertrude, Herman Hesse continues his lifelong exploration of the irreconcilable elements of human existence. In this fictional memoir, the renowned composer Kuhn recounts his tangled relationships with two artists-his friend Heinrich Muoth, a brooding, self-destructive opera singer, and the gentle, self-assured Gertrude Imthor. Kuhn is drawn to Gertrude upon their first meeting, but Gertrude falls in love with Heinrich, to whom she is introduced when Kuhn auditions them for the leads in his new opera.

Hopelessly ill-matched, Gertrude and Heinrich have a disastrous marriage that leaves them both ruined. Yet this tragic affair also becomes the inspiration for Kuhn's opera, the most important success of his artistic life.