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Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.
I will admit I'm a bit biased. Hesse is my favorite author of all time. I was expecting the sort of ho-hum experience one gets when exploring an author's "juvenalia" with... Read morePublished 12 days ago by James Deirmendjian
In my later teens I became familiar with Herman Hesse, he became very well known to the post World War 2 young intelectuals. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Manuel Carta
I love this book, and all older hardcover books. I love most of Hesse's works and this one was no exception! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lemon