Hermann Hesse

* 1877   † 1962

„At that time in my life I did not know the names of the lake, mountains an streams of my native place. But I saw the smooth blue-green water sparkling with tiny lights in the sunshine, and, in a close girdle around it, the steep mountains whose gulleys were filled with glistening snow in their topmost heights, tiny waterfalls, and at the foot, the bright, sloping meadows, peopled with orchards and the grey Alpine cattle (…).“  Peter Camenzind  

(Hesse, Reich, Borgues – Three Essays by Colin Wilson 1974)