This essay tries to give a comprehensive insight into Hesse's relationship between him as an author and his work in the context of political relations that Hesse tried to escape but which became reality, partly because of the necessity to make decisions in political and historical times that he lived in. The essay shows a long loner's pilgrimage, a pilgrimage of a person that averted all formalized forms of artistic, political or religious involvement.
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