Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hermann Hesse’s Demian: The Quest for the Self

“I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?” Hermann Hesse We turn in this next essay from the subtle, Zen inflected musings of Kawabata … Continue reading

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Yasunari Kawabata and The Sound of the Mountain…

“But a haiku by Buson came into his mind: ‘I try to forget this senile love; a chilly autumn shower.’ The gloom only grew denser.” – Yasunari Kawabata Reading Japanese Nobelist Yasunari Kawabata’s The Sound of the Mountain, one is┬áreminded … Continue reading

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