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Hermann Hesse

“Il destino non viene da lontano, cresce dentro ciascuno di noi”
(Hermann Hesse)

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Literature! History! Excitement!

Aha! The first issue of my experimental weekly internet pamphlet, The Triumphant Spoon, has been released. Hand harvested in the field. Carefully taxidermized passages. Wall-mounted phrases. 22 more words

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse in the Imperfect Garden

Today is the birthday of German writer, Herman Hesse (1877-1962).  While many of my contemporaries were reading Siddhartha and Steppenwolf thanks to the writings of Timothy Leary and joining whatever was the counter-culture in the late 1960’s and 1970’s I was desperately trying to become a member of the Establishment, no dropping out or turning on or tuning in for me. 169 more words

Contemporary Life

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse was born on this day in 1877(-1962). He was a German born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. He was given the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. 10 more words


July 2 in history

626 In fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushed and killed his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. 701 more words


Quote No. 1

The bird struggles out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever wants to be born must first destroy a world.

Hermann Hesse, “Demian”

Story Insp


One of the greatest pleasures of summer is the opportunity the season affords me to catch up on reading. I have been mowing through books lately, taking my time with larger tomes such as Proust’s… 442 more words