The Glass Bead Game

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and the Cat.
. another photo from writing & the feline muse.

Herman Hesse Statue at Calw
On Monday 2nd July 1877 at 18:30 Hermann Hesse was born in a flat on the second floor of Marktplatz 6, Calw, opposite the town hall, and lived there for the greater part of his youth.


Gluck” means… luck, fortune, happiness. ‘The very sound of it’, Hesse says, ‘brings forth that feeling of lightness, life and joy.’

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one. HERMANN HESSE, The Glass Bead Game

The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught – HERMANN HESSE, The Glass Bead Game

Ninon Hesse – an art historian who married Hesse and became very important in his life (photos here)

See his paintings here

Max Von Sydow and the Steppenwolf and Tango Steppenwolf (remixed – Pierre Clementi, Max Von Sydow and Dominque Sanda)

Siddhartha trailer – (cinematography by Sven Nykvist)

Herman Hesse wiki

Sigmund Freud “praised Peter Camenzind as one of his favorite readings.