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Soul of the Age

Selected Letters of Hermann Hesse, 1891-1962

Hermann Hesse; Translated by Mark Marman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Throughout his life, Herman Hesse was a devoted letter writer. He corresponded, not just with friends and family, but also with his readers. From his letters home from the seminary at age fourteen, to his last letters, written days before his death at eighty-five, this selection gives a sense of the author of some of the most widely read books of the century.

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  • Hermann Hesse; Translated by Mark Marman

  • 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 many novels, stories, and essays that bear 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.
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Soul of the Age

Selected Letters of Hermann Hesse, 1891-1962

Hermann Hesse; Translated by Mark Marman

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