Hermann Hesse Quotes: During That Very First Conversation

During That Very First Conversation, About The Araucaria, He Called Himself The Steppenwolf, And This Too Estranged And Disturbed Me A Little. What An Expression! However, Custom Did Not Only Reconcile Me To It, But Soon I Never Thought Of Him By Any Other Name; Nor Could I Today Hit On A Better Description Of Him. A Wolf Of The Steppes That Had Lost Its Way And Strayed Into The Towns And The Life Of The Herd, A More Striking Image Could Not Be Found For His Shy Loneliness, His Savagery, His Restlessness, His Homesickness, His Homelessness.
— Hermann Hesse —

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