Hermann Hesse ( July 2 1877- 1962) was a German author, and the winner of the 1946 Nobel Prize in literature. He is most famous for his novels Steppenwolf and Das Glasperlenspiel ( The Glass Bead Game).
Hesse's interests in
existential, spiritual, and mystical themes and in Buddhist and Hindu philosophy may be seen in his works.
July 2, 1877 in Calw, Württemberg, Hesse emigrated to Switzerland in 1912 and in 1923 became a Swiss citizen.
Hermann Hesse died in Montagnola on 1904 - Peter Camenzind
1906 - Unterm Rad
1910 - Gertrud
1919 - Demian
1920 - Klingsors letzter Sommer
Siddhartha 1927 - (the name was borrowed by the rock group Der Steppenwolf Steppenwolf)
1930 - Narziss und Goldmund
1932 - Die Morgenlandfahrt
1943 - Das Glasperlenspiel (English translations have been variously titled, Magister Ludi, Master of the Game, and The Glass Bead Game.)
August 9, 1962.
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