The inward gaze | Curio

The inward gaze

23 mins | Sep 20, 2020

Hermann Hesse and the double-edged sword of dwelling on one's self. The German author was once called "the poet of the interior journey", and in his novels, as in his life, self-discovery always walked a tightrope between deep insights and profound solipsism — writer M. M. Owen analyses for Aeon magazine.

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