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Hermann Hesse was a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and poet who wrote classics like Siddhartha, Steppenwolf and Narcissus and Goldmund.
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Born on July 2, 1877, in Calw, Germany, Hermann Hesse published his debut novel in 1904, Peter Camenzind. Focusing on characters' quests for actualization in a world that imposes conformity, Hesse won eventual acclaim with other books like Beneath the Wheel, Siddhartha and Steppenwolf. Adopting Swizz citizenship, he also won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature. He died on August 9, 1962.
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