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Like a Visit with an Old Lover

This is the phrase that leaped to mind, unbidden, as I read the first few pages of the “Preface” to Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf. The familiarity of the words (for I have read them at least thrice), their poetical presentation (even … Continue reading

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Hermann Hesse and Nikos Kazantzakis

Hesse and Kazantzakis wrote about the struggle between the realm of the intellect and the realm of the senses, among many other important subjects. Kazantzakis’s novel Zorba the Greek is based on a real person influential in Kazantzakis’s life. Zorba … Continue reading

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