Herman Hesse is one of the world’s most necessary writers. Until winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, however, he was virtually unknown outside of German speaking countries. Since then he has been an icon for the young every where because of his ability to communicate the same struggles that many aspiring students face. Many of his characters (often sharing his initials, i.e. Harry Haller of Steppenwolf) struggle within a world that seeks
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by Midwest Quarterly, Pittsburgh State University) Vol. I, No.1, October pp. 27-40
Herman Hesse, “Sidhartha”, Copyright 1951 by New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.
Rudolf Koester, “Self-Realization: Hesse’s Reflections on Youth” in Monashefte (copyright 1965 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System). Vol. 57, No.4, April-May, 1965. Pp. 181-86
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., “Why They Read Hesse” Wampeters Foma &Granfallons (copyright 1974: reprinted with permission of Delecorte Press/Seymour Lawrence). Delacorte Press, 1974. Pp. 107-115