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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region and former grand duchy of west-central Germany. In medieval times the territory was expanded west to the Rhine River and south to the Main River, but after 1567 it was divided into four separate regions ruled by various branches of the Hesse family.
  • Hesse, Hermann 1877-1962. German-born Swiss writer whose works, including Siddhartha (1922) and Steppenwolf (1927), concern the duality of human existence and the alienation of the artist. He won the 1946 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • proper n. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.

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  • n. Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in eastern spiritual values (1877-1962)

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