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View Resource Two on Hermann Hesse

Born in 1877, Herman Hesse would become known as the "author of crisis," a reputation that was well earned through his books that explored the complexities of the soul and human existence. Along with his countryman Thomas Mann, Hesse remains one of the most well-regarded German novelists of any literary era, and as such, was honored with the Nobel Prize in 1946 "for his inspired writings which,...