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Hermann Hesse

Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell. — Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund. Published by Fischer Verlag 1930, published in English 1932 (Dunlop translation as Death and the Lover); 1968 (Molinaro translation as Narcissus and Goldmund).

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