Hermann Hesse

Hermann Karl Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born poet, novelist, and painter. He was born in Calw in the Black Forest. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddharta and The Glass Bead Game, each of which are still worth reading today-. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in literature. Nowadays he overlooks his hometown from the bridge across the river Nagold.

Seasons

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2 thoughts on “Hermann Hesse

  1. What a great take on “seasons” – I would include a few lines from his famous poem Stufen (Phases) because it suits the subject so well:

    As every flower wilts and youth
    gives way to age, so unfolds every phase,
    all the wisdom and virtue
    when it so does – and know that none lasts forever.

    the world soul does not seek to fetter and confine us;
    phase after phase it wants to elevate and expand us …

    The whole text (in English and German) can be found here:
    https://lyricstranslate.com/en/stufen-phases.html

  2. A great tribute to Hesse, Traudel! Also, it’s neat I can read his quote in German:) Haven’t read his poetry – I think that is best to read in the the original language! Like his face on the statue:)
    Just a tip – if you are looking for All Seasons – the TITLE of the post always starts (on Sunday midnight here, for for you it would be 9 hours later in Germany) with “All Seasons ” and after that the title of the week – that way you can always find it:) Hab ein gutes Wochenende, and thank you for your interesting contribution!!

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