Herman Hesse Biography
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Herman Hesse Biography by Ralph Freedman

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Published by Pantheon .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7460310M
ISBN 100394419812
ISBN 109780394419817

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This book is not only a very thorough biography of Hermann Hesse. It is also one of the best biographies I have ever read. Among other things, it does a very impressive job of blending Hesse's life and work, explaining how precise parts of a given book /5(6). Another look at the life of Hermann Hesse catfishes unique sensitivity, his immense intuitiveness, and has great appeal to the modern Idealist. He was a man who was torn between the pleasures of the flesh and the ecstasies of spiritual bliss – he fought with these two offices and they establish themselves as the things throughout his writings and this biographer /5(7). Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, . Throughout his life, Hermann Hesse was a seeker. This is reflected not only in his outstanding literary works, which in won him the Nobel Prize, but also in his resume. In his home town of Calw, where he was born on July 2, , he spent his youth in the bosom of his family - formative years that found their way into many of his books.

Even though Hermann Hesse belongs to German literature because of his language and culture, his background is quite unlike that of most German authors. This is due in part to the fact that Hesse had .   A deftly crafted biography of the author of Siddhartha, whose critique of consumer culture continues to inspire millions of readers. Against the horrors of Nazi dictatorship and widespread 4/4(2). Hermann Hesse () was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. Profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, Hesse’s books and essays reveal a deep spiritual influence that has . Hermann Hesse was born in the little south German village of Calw on July 2, Situated on the edge of the Black Forest, Calw was to become the colorful setting of much of Hesse's writing. Hesse was the son of Johannes Hesse.

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