Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.
"Hesse is a writer of suggestion, of nuance, of spiritual intimation."--The Christian Science Monitor "For all its savagely articulate descriptions of torment and isolation, it is most eloquent about something less glamorous but far more important: healing."--The Guardian