Hermann Hesse  

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Hermann Karl Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German writer and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The band Steppenwolf took its name from Hesse's novel.


  • (1899) Eine Stunde hinter Mitternacht—novella
  • (1900) Hermann Lauscher—collection of poetry and prose
  • (1904) Peter Camenzind—novel
  • (1906) Unterm Rad (Beneath the Wheel; also published as The Prodigy)—novel
  • (1908) Freunde—novella
  • (1910) Gertrud—novel
  • (1913) Besuch aus Indien (Visitor from India)—nonfiction/philosophy
  • (1914) In the Old Sun—novella
  • (1914) Roßhalde—novel
  • (1915) Knulp (also published as Three Tales from the Life of Knulp)—novel
  • (1916) Schön ist die Jugend—novella
  • (1919) Strange News from Another Star (originally published as Märchen)—collection of short stories written between 1913 and 1918
  • (1919) Demian (published under the pen name Emil Sinclair)—novel
  • (1919) Klein und Wagner—novella
  • (1920) Blick ins Chaos (A Glimpse into Chaos)—essays
  • (1920) Klingsors letzter Sommer (Klingsor's Last Summer)—novella
  • (1920) Wandering—notes and sketches
  • (1922) Siddhartha—novel
  • (1927) Der Steppenwolf—novel
  • (1930) Narziß und Goldmund (Narcissus and Goldmund; also published as Death and the Lover)—novel
  • (1932) Die Morgenlandfahrt (Journey to the East)—novel
  • (1943) Das Glasperlenspiel (The Glass Bead Game; also published as Magister Ludi)—novel
  • (1970) Poems (21 poems written between 1899 and 1921)—poetry
  • (1971) If the War Goes On—essays
  • (1972) Stories of Five Decades (23 stories written between 1899 and 1948)—collection of stories
  • (1972) Autobiographical Writings (including "A Guest at the Spa")—collection of prose pieces
  • (1975) Crisis: Pages from a Diary—poetry
  • (1979) Hours in the Garden and Other Poems (written during the same period as The Glass Bead Game)—poetry

Film adaptations

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