I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn,
purely for myself. For myself, alone.
Steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern mysticism,
Siddhartha presents a strikingly original view of man and culture,
and the arduous process of self-discovery that leads to reconciliation,
harmony, and peace.
Hermann Hesse was a German-born poet, novelist and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.