hesse, hermann

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Hesse, Hermann [(hes)]

A German-born twentieth-century Swiss writer. His best-known works, including Siddhartha and Steppenwolf, concern the duality of human existence and the alienation of the artist. They were particularly popular in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. He won the 1946 Nobel Prize for literature.

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