Historical Who is Who

HESSE, Herman

1877 - 1962
Germany Switzerland


Poet and writer whose novels explore the challenge for any individual in building an integrated personal identity - a fully harmonious self. Self-realisation was a priority encouraged by his engagement with Jungian ‘individuation’ and subsequent exposure to eastern mystical traditions especially in Indian and Chinese Philosophy. He pursues the theme of search for selfhood in relation to such experiences as monastic calling, incest, and yen for utopia.




Hermann Hesse's long summer, part 1 (14 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SJNVAlm9Gc

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