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BIOGRAPHIES OF HERMANN HESSE
Freedman, Ralph. Hermann Hesse: Pilgrim of Crisis. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978. Filled with interesting insights into Hesse's work.
Mileck, Joseph. Hermann Hesse: Life and Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. The work of a renowned Hesse scholar.
Boulby, Mark. Hermann Hesse: His Mind and Art. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1967. Detailed studies of Hesse's novels.
Casebeer, Edwin F. Hermann Hesse. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1972. In the "Writers for the Seventies" series. Studies of Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game).
Fickert, Kurt J. Hermann Hesse's Quest: The Evolution of the Dichter (Poet) Figure in His Work. Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: York Press, 1978. A concise academic study.
Field, George W. Hermann Hesse. New York: Twayne, 1970. Biography and analysis of the fiction. Freedman, Ralph. The Lyrical Novel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963. Discussions of the novels by a Hesse biographer.
Mileck, Joseph. Hermann Hesse and His Critics. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1958.
Otten, Anna, ed. Hesse Companion. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1977. A biographical study and essays, by Theodore Ziolkowski on Siddhartha and Mark Boulby on Steppenwolf, among others. Ziolkowski, Theodore, ed. Hesse: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1973. Essays on Hesse by Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Martin Buber, among others, with a valuable introduction by the editor.
Ziolkowski, Theodore. The Novels of Hermann Hesse. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965. Analyses of the novels from Demian to The Glass Bead Game, including Siddhartha and Steppenwolf.