Hesse divorced his wife and adopted Swiss citizenship in 1923

Hesse divorced his wife and adopted Swiss citizenship in 1923

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Unformatted text preview: Hesse divorced his wife and adopted Swiss citizenship in 1923. He then married Ruth Wegner the following year. The years 1924-27 saw the publication of some of Hesse's best autobiographical pieces, namely Kurgast (1924) and Die Nurnberger Reise (1927), as well as his second divorce, which is reflected upon in Der Steppenwolf (1927). Narcissus and Goldmund was published in 1930, and shortly thereafter Hesse married Ninon Dolbin, who was to remain his companion until his death. In 1932, Hesse published Die Morgenlandfahrt ( The Journey to the East ). The only other major novel to be produced was The Glass Bead Game ( Magister Ludi ), which was published in 1943. Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1946. During the course of World War II, Hesse was to relive the nightmare of World War I. Once again he became the subject of German ostracism because of his anti-nationalistic views. Following the war, became the subject of German ostracism because of his anti-nationalistic views....
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