The Classic Biography
Peter Owen 2014
Paperback 220pp Illustrated
9780720616163   Product Code: 19602
The Nobel Prizewinning author Herman Hesse (1877-1962) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. This biography, first published in German soon after his death, draws on the recollections of family and friends, including literary contemporaries Thomas Mann and Andre Gide. It reveals how formative experiences such as his journey to India, his Jungian analysis, and his emigration to Switzerland in protest against German militarism found expression in his novels Steppenwolf, Siddartha and The Glass Bead Game.