Steppenwolf | Study Guide

Hermann Hesse

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Overview

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Author

Hermann Hesse

Year Published

1927

Type

Novel

Genre

Fantasy, Fiction, Philosophy

Perspective and Narrator

The events of Steppenwolf are told by two first-person narrators, Harry Haller and the nephew of Haller's landlady.

Tense

Steppenwolf is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The protagonist of Steppenwolf, Harry Haller, views the part of his personality that is removed from the concerns of common people as the Steppenwolf, a lone, wild "wolf of the Steppes." A steppe is an expansive, generally flat and treeless tract of arid land found in Asia and southeast Europe. Steppes are subject to extreme temperatures and only support vegetation that can survive with little moisture.

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