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Играта (или драмата) на екстремния самотник
The Play (or the Drama) of the Extreme Loner

Author(s): Ivanka Stapova
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Aesthetics, Social Philosophy, Psychology of Self, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: loneliness; play; drama; Hermann Hesse; double; extreme loneliness; the other

Summary/Abstract: The article is focused on Hermann Hesse’s novel Steppenwolf, which treats of the problem of human loneliness, isolation from society and the search for the other in oneself. Тhe extreme recluse’s playings are a complex combinations of roles, masks and situations. This points to the double, a „deeply unаttractive figure“ (Hesse) that persistently appears, constantly ignoring the original...

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 59-65
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English, Bulgarian