1927 photograph of Hermann Hesse by Gret Widmann.

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 — 9 August 1962) was a German-Swiss author, poet, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. His best known works include DemianNarcissus and GoldmundSteppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi) which explore an individual's search for spirituality outside society.


  • 1904–Peter Camenzind
  • 1906–Beneath the Wheel
  • 1910–Gertrude
  • 1914– Rosshalde
  • 1915–Knulp
  • 1919 –Demian (published under the pen name Emil Sinclair)
  • 1919–Klein and Wagner
  • 1920–Klingsor's Last Summer
  • 1922 –Siddhartha
  • 1927 –Steppenwolf
  • 1930 –Narcissus and Goldmund
  • 1932–Journey to the East
  • 1943 –The Glass Bead Game (also published under the title Magister Ludi)

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