Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse is the famed author of Siddartha. He also wrote Demian and The Glass Bead Game. His work often explored the search for knowledge and truth. He was an influential and popular author during his lifetime. Hesse won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more of Hermann Hesse’s Biography.


‘Lament’ by Hermann Hesse describes the mental and emotional state of a speaker who is unable to settle on one way of being. 


‘Stages’ by Hermann Hesse describes how death is only a stage through which one progresses during life. The speaker wants death to be embraced.

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