Peter Camenzind revealing Hesse's Khayyamese theory of life
29 Sep 2011 11:46
Hermann Hesse's "Peter Camenzind" is converted into Persian by Mohammad Baghaei. He believes that in this work Hesse has a Khayyamese view of life and shows that the truth of life should not be lost to superficial matters of life.
IBNA: Baghaei said this novel, like many other works of Hesse is an autobiography for which he has applied his personal experiences of childhood, youth and adulthood.
He continued: "Hesse has a Khayyamese view of life and believes that no matter how hard one tries to live on; he should finally surrender to death. Life is a repetition where experiences and events of our lives will be identical to the life experiences of other individuals."
He continued: "In this book, Hesse is influenced by Nietzsche's theory of 'eternal return', whereas in the end he offers a Khayyamese view of life as a conclusion suggesting that the world is not worth so much as to lose the essence of life in trivialities."
Baghaei added: "Hesse embodies this thought in the characters of his books. He sets to criticize the decadence of his society whose people make refuge in alcoholic drinks and transitory joyance."
"Peter Camenzind" is the tenth work of Hesse in Persian. It will be published by Tehran Publishing House.