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"I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me…" - Herman Hesse

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Hermann Hesse (INFP)

Hermann Hesse, born in He was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Thomas Mann – was a German novelist, short story writer, social…

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Italian writer Umberto Eco, shot by Robbie Fimmano for Interview Magazine. As an essayist, he forever changed the way we think about popular culture. As a novelist, Umberto Eco has written the secret history of the world.

Hermann Hesse escaped from political pressure earlier than other German writers and, during the First World War, settled in Switzerland where he acquired citizenship in 1923. His asylum in a country that was neutral during the war allowed him to continue his important literary work in relative quiet. When at its beginning he wanted to speak some words of peace and contemplation to his agitated colleagues used Beethoven's motto, O Freunde, nicht diese Töne, he aroused a storm of protest.

“If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.

Hermann Hesse, Nobel prize winner and most read German author, was instrumental in opening the doors to the wisdom of the orient. He was the great inspiration towards individual freedom of the 1960's...

Hermann Hesse, Nobel prize winner and most read German author, was instrumental in opening the doors to the wisdom of the orient. He was the great inspiration towards individual freedom of the

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