The Original Steppenwolf the Life and Work of Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

  • Dr. Axel Monte Cologne, Germany


This article describes the life and work of Novel laureate Hermann Hesse, one of the most important and worldwide bestselling German writers. With the word “Steppenwolf” the title of a novel-Hesse coined the since then famous term for a nonconformist loner in a society. By giving biographical background information, highlighting some crucial incidents of his life discussing his most important books the reader shall not only obtain a better understanding of Hesse himself, but also get a glimpse on German literature and culture in general, for both are inseparably connected.


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