Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell. --Hermann Hesse

The Seasons of the Soul

The Seasons of the Soul

Jun 9, 2019-- In The Season of the Soul: The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Hermann Hesse, Ludwig Max Fischer, Ph.D., makes Hesse's vivid, evocative poems on love, imagination, nature, the divine and the passage of time available in English. Through his commentaries, Fischer helps readers understand Hesse's poetry and wisdom within the context of his life. Although Hesse, author of the novels Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, was popular with the counter-culture of the 1960's, many readers are unaware of his poetry. Hesse, no stranger to the dark side of life, grew stronger from his struggles. Through his poetry, readers can draw on his words to discover a more meaningful life. In this commentary followed by Hesse's poems, Fischer describes Hesse and his relationship with Nature. (5911 reads)

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