— Herman Hesse
— Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
— Hermann Hesse (Demian)
"The river is everywhere." ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
— HERMAN HESSE
Hesse, an author I enjoyed reading but not an author I associate with laughter, was born July 2, 1877. This Nobel Prize-winning German novelist’s books—particularly Siddhartha and Steppenwolf— introduced me to Eastern philosophy as a teenager, as they did for many Westerners.
Today is the birthday of Hermann Hesse, born in Calw, Germany, in 1877.
His trip in 1911 to India and his study of Eastern religions, ancient Hindu and Chinese cultures inspired his novel Siddhartha about the early life of Gautama Buddha.
It is one of the small group of books whose influence has held theroughout the years. It became popular among the counterculture movement of the 1960s, more than 40 years after it was published.