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Hymn to Old Age

Hymn to Old Age

November 2011
Trade Paperback · 192 Pages
$18.00 U.S. · $19.99 CAN
ISBN 9781906548322
Pushkin Press


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Hesse collected life sketches, poems, aphorisms and short essays dedicated to the ultimate challenge of a writer who had already accomplished a celebrated body of work — that of accepting his final years and the approach of death with grace.

About the Authors

Hermann Hesse: Hermann Hesse was born in Wu¨rttemberg, Germany in 1877. His resentment towards his pious and repressive upbringing caused great difficulties in his studies, but ultimately lead to his determination to be a writer or nothing else . Hesse and his writing were greatly influenced by his travels to Asia and through his personal acquaintance with psychoanalyst Carl Jung. In 1946 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for The Glass Bead Game, the last of Hesse's novels to explore an individual's search for authenticity and self- knowledge. The author died in 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.