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Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse ( ; July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include 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.

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    One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
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