Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1877-07-02
Death 1962-08-09
Swiss
Spanish; Castilian, German, French, Japanese

Biographical notes:

Hermann Hesse was a German writer, popular but often politically out of step in his native country. His social criticism, and especially his focus on the individual and inner spirituality, contributed to extraordinary popularity in America in the 1960s.

From the description of Hermann Hesse letter to D. Kilham Roberts, 1950 January 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49344033

German author.

From the description of Zwölfe Gedichte von Herman Hesse : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed and illustrated, Spring, 1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270484883

Hesse was born in Calw in the Black Forest region of Germany. He became a Swiss citizen in 1923. Hesse's best known fiction includes "Knulp" (1915), "Demian" (1919), "Siddhartha" (1922), "Steppenwolf" (1927), "Narcissus and Goldmund" (1930), and "Magister Ludi (1943). Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946.

From the description of The Hermann Hesse Collection. 1920-1977. (Wichita State University). WorldCat record id: 22772666

Clippings file originally begun by Horst Kliemann and forming part of the Horst Kliemann collection of materials on Hermann Hesse acquired by the University in 1959. Additional clippings were added by the University.

From the description of Clipping files on Hermann Hesse, 1907-1971. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86132604

Epithet: German-Swiss author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000001

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Subjects:

  • Authors, German--20th century
  • Authors, German--Correspondence
  • World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
  • Authors, German--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Authors, German
  • Authors, German--20th century--Correspondence
  • German poetry--20th century

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Places:

  • Persia, Asia Minor (as recorded)