A turning point in Hesse

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A turning point in Hesse's life occurred in 1916, when his father's death, coupled with the illnesses of  his son Martin and his wife, forced Hermann to seek refuge in a Lucerne sanatorium. His  condemnation by his native Germany for his pacifistic views probably compounded his already  serious problems. In 1916–17, Hesse had more than seventy sessions with a psychologist, J. B.  Lang, who was a disciple of the famous Carl Gustav Jung. Supposedly these were more friendly  conversations than attempts at serious psychoanalysis. The result was favorable for Hesse and of  great importance to his future writings. The works following this period, beginning with  Demian,  cannot be fully understood without recognition of the Jungian influence. Following  Demian  were  Marchen  (reprinted in English as  Strange News from Another Star ) and  Klingsor's Last Summer, 
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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