Klingsor's Last Summer
First US edition, 1970
(publ. Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
|Original title||Klingsors letzter Sommer|
|Publisher||S. Fischer Verlag|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback)|
Written over the course of a few weeks in July and August 1919, it was published in December 1919 in the Deutsche Rundschau. It was later published (by S. Fischer Verlag) in a volume which included Kinderseele and Klein und Wagner.
The story is an account of the final months of the life of Klingsor, a forty-two-year-old expressionist painter. A lover of poetry, a heavy drinker and a womanizer, he spends his final summer in southern Switzerland, torn between sensuality and spirituality and troubled by feelings of impending death.
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- The Armenian astrologer
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