Swindon Central Library talk to reflect on life and work of Hermann Hesse


Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse will be the subject of a talk at Central Library on Thursday (9 Feb).

A novelist, poet and artist, Hesse, is primarily known for his best-known works Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game.

Born in Calw, South Germany in 1877, Hesse travelled widely as a young man, including to India where the spiritual culture and landscapes affected him deeply.

In his mid-30s Hesse moved and lived in Switzerland until the end of his life in 1962. 

During that time his books were banned by Nazi Germany and by the 1950s his reputation as a writer had waned. However, after his death his books became popular again in the mid-1960s and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. 

The Life and Writings of Hermann Hesse will be presented by Colin Wilkins and Sally Lovejoy using researched material by Thomas Blake. It will take place in the Second Floor Reading Room at the Regent Circus Library from 7.15pm. 

Tickets for the event are £2.50 (£1.50 library members) and are available now from the Central Library Ground Floor Help Desk as well as all Swindon Libraries. For further information call 01793 463238.