|Issue #4||Thursday, July 2, 1998||Edited by Peter Y. Chou|
Born on This Day, July 2
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), German-Swiss novelist, was born in Calw in the Black Forest, Germany on July 2, 1877. His novels are lyrical, symbolic, ironic, and philosophical. As the Nazis rose in power, he resigned his German citizenship and became a Swiss citizen in 1923. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. His books became popular with students in the 1960s Siddhartha (1922), Steppenwolf (1927), The Glass Bead Game (1943). Visit Hesse's page at the Nobel Foundation site (www.nobel.se).
Go to his autobiography page. What philosophy influenced his writings?
The Hermann Hesse Home Page is a great resource center on his writings. Who publishes this Hesse website?
Scroll down to Poem of the Month and read his poem on Trees Name two solitary men whom Hesse compared to tall trees. Read Hesse's poem Spring Day (1915) showing Hesse's watercolor (1925).
Go to his birthplace in Calw to see Hesse Museum at Markplatz 46.
Hans Albrecht Bethe was born on July 2, 1906 in Strasbourg, Germany (now France). He has been a Professor in
Physics at Cornell since 1935. He developed the view of stellar energy as the result of combining hydrogen
atoms to form helium, with resulting conversion of some hydrogen mass into energy (1938). For this work on
nuclear fusion, he was awarded the Physics Nobel Prize in 1962.
Visit Bethe's page at
Born on This Day, July 2
Wislawa Szymborska was born on July 2, 1923 in Kornik, Western Poland. She has been living in Cracow since 1931. She published her first poem "Szukam slowa" ("I am Looking for a Word") in the daily Dziennik Polski. Since then, she has published 16 collections of poetry as well as writing in the Cracow literary weekly Zycie Literackie Visit Szymborska's page at the Nobel Foundation website.
Go to Press release and find her three poetry books translated into English. Copy them to your Word page.
Go to Szymborska's Nobel Lecture.
In her view, what is the difference between dictators and poets? Why does she value the phrase "I don't know"?
Go to Szymborska's Selected Poems. Click to her poem "The Three Oddest Words" What are these three words?
Jose Canseco was born on
Telnet to Harvard & Stanford Libraries
(1) Launch the NCSA Telnet 2.6 program from the Internet/Telnet folder.
Now that you're experienced in online library research, you may wish to search the book holdings at other academic and public libraries at Library Portal.
Use Telnet to survey the number of Internet, Art, Music, Poetry Books at the Ivy League Colleges and other libraries.
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