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Hermann Hesse
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Hermann Hesse
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Born: July 2, 1877

Died: August 9, 1962 (aged 85)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Novelist, essayist, poet

Bio: Hermann Hesse 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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