Category Archives: 2020 Selections

Moving Beyond Steppenwolf

Thanks again members for the fire storm this book has created in the psyche of our participants. To me this give and take reminds me of days gone by where we reflected and argued out points out in the student … Continue reading

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Steppenwolf Reflections Part III – Kierkegaard’s Existential Philosophy

  Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf, first published in Germain in 1927, first English language version published in 1929. All page numbers and quotes in this essay come from the Picador Modern Classics Kindle Edition, translated by Basil Creighton.   Adam Kirsch, … Continue reading

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Harry Haller’s Process of Jungian Enlightenment

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter process, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” (C. G. Jung) Hermann Hesse’s novel Steppenwolf is the story of one man’s attempt … Continue reading

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Steppenwolf Reflections Part II – Jungian Psychology

  Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf, first published in Germain in 1927, first English language version published in 1929. All page numbers and quotes in this essay come from the Picador Modern Classics Kindle Edition, translated by Basil Creighton. The novel Steppenwolf … Continue reading

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Being Mortal

At our meeting in June we will discuss a book suggested by Sid Whaley, Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, 282 pp. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Company, 2014. Multiple copies in various formats are available … Continue reading

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Steppenwolf Reflections Part I — Individuals and Societies

  Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf, first published in Germain in 1927, first English language version published in 1929. All page numbers and quotes in this essay come from the Picador Modern Classics Kindle Edition, translated by Basil Creighton. The Hermann Hesse … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Hesse’s Steppenwolf

Some interpretive notes on Hermann Hesse’s 1927 classic. Continue reading

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Burk Reacts to Steppenwolf

—————————————————————————————————————————————- NOTE — Our East Coast Member Burk Ketcham sent the following comments about Steppenwolf via email and I am posting them here on his behalf. STEPPENWOLF By Burk Ketcham – May 2020 I hope to be able to join … Continue reading

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Stirling Revisits Steppenwolf

Perhaps we all might struggle in this book club to find a book that would be enlightening and toughly enjoyable. I know that I do. Then, we have some real conflicts about the suitability of an offering and it’s appropriateness, … Continue reading

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Neil Says Goodbye to The Big Goodbye

With that, I’m ready to say goodbye to The Big Goodbye, Sam Wasson’s historical account of the making of the movie Chinatown and commentary on the state of Hollywood film making in the 1970’s, with glimpses into the lives of … Continue reading

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