'The unhappiness that I need and long for ...is of the kind that will let me suffer with eagerness and die with lust.
That is the unhappiness, or happiness, that I am waiting for.' Alienated from society, Harry Haller is the Steppenwolf, wild, strange and shy.
His despair and desire for death draw him into an enchanted, Faust-like underworld.
Through a series of shadowy encounters, romantic, freakish and savage by turn, Haller begins to rediscover the lost dreams of his youth. Adopted by the Sixties counterculture, Steppenwolf captured the mood of a disaffected generation that was beginning to question everything.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241951521
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Review by andyjb
A strange and disturbing book detailing one man's degeneration and redemption. Fantastical scenes and allusions to philosophy that results in one of those rare things, a book that makes you question the things you believe in.