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A single volume of the most beautiful texts by Herman Hesse including intimate memories of his final years. Hesse collected life sketches, poems, aphorisms and short essays dedicated to the ultimate challenge of a writer who had already accomplished a celebrated body of work - that of accepting his final years and the approach of death with grace.
Hermann Hesse was born in Wurttemberg, Germany in 1877. His resentment towards his pious and repressive upbringing caused great difficulties in his studies, but ultimately lead to his determination to be "a writer or nothing else". Hesse and his writing were greatly influenced by his travels to Asia and through his personal acquaintance with psychoanalyst Carl Jung. In 1946 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for The Glass Bead Game, the last of Hesse's novels to explore an individual's search for authenticity and self-knowledge. The author died in 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.
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