Who is Hermann Hesse

Hermann Karl Hesse (German: [ˈhɛɐ̯man ˈhɛsə]; 2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Life and workFamily background Hermann Karl Hesse was born on 2 July 1877 in the Black Forest town of Calw in Württemberg, German Empire (Deutsches-Kaiserreich). His grandparents served in India at a mission under the auspices of the Basel Mission, a Protestant Christian missionary society. His grandfather Hermann Gundert compiled the current grammar in Malayalam language, compi...
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Hermann Hesse Poems

  • In Weihnachtszeiten
    In Weihnachtszeiten reis' ich gern
    Und bin dem Kinderjubel fern
    Und geh' in Wald und Schnee allein.
    Und manchmal, doch nicht jedes Jahr, ...
  • In Secret We Thirst
    Graceful, spiritual,
    with the gentleness of arabesques
    our life is similar
    to the existence of fairies ...
  • Stages
    As every flower fades and as all youth
    Departs, so life at every stage,
    So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
    Blooms in its day and may not last forever. ...
  • Without You
    My Pillow gazes upon me at night
    Empty as a gravestone;
    I never thought it would be so bitter
    To be alone, ...
  • Across The Fields
    Across the sky, the clouds move,
    Across the fields, the wind,
    Across the fields the lost child
    Of my mother wanders. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Hermann Hesse

Night 9 Alone 5 Death 4 Cold 4 Love 4 Home 4 Never 4 I Love You 4 Wind 4 Human 3

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  • Gurglehurdle: 12. the true vocation of man is to find his way for himself. hermann hesse
  • Kid_kiddeer: "it is not good when mankind overstrains the mind and tries to put things in order with the help of reason, which are not yet accessible to reason." hermann hesse, the steppenwolf
  • Bijousyntaxique: "this day will never come again and anyone who fails to eat and drink and taste and smell it will never have it offered to him again in all eternity. the sun will never shine as it does today... but you must play your part and sing a song, one of your best." ~hermann hesse
  • Appadappajappa: “within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.” — hermann hesse
  • Gurglehurdle: 12. the true vocation of man is to find his way for himself. hermann hesse
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Heart to heart!
And the stillness of night and the moonlight, like hushed breathing
Silently, stealthily moving across thy hair!

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Shrinking with startled joy, like wind-struck water,
And yet so frank, so unashamed of love!

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