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Hesse, Hermann
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(Jul 2, 1877, Calw – Aug 9, 1962, Montagnola, Switzerland), one of the best-known 20th-century German authors. Hesse's life and work were decisively impacted by the dynamic combination of the two cultural spheres that influenced him while he was still living with his parents: the strict faith of Swabian Pietism, which became, for him, a paradigmatic model of a repressive upbringing and an unworldly devoutness, and the influence of Far Eastern culture and philosophy he received thr…

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Hurst, Matthias, “Hesse, Hermann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09757>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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