'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, Steppenwolfcaptured the mood of a disaffected generation
that was beginning to question everything.

Hermann Hesse—Steppenwolf

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