This is the part where I foolishly objectify men (and some, but too few, women). One thing I’ve noticed when I’m researching authors is that they were young once. Crazy, I know! But we’re so used to picturing them as bulky old men with giant white beards that we forget they weren’t born that way. Hence, what will become my Hot Authors series, in which I show how authors once looked.
Hermann Hesse, having no giant white beard, pretty much looked the same his whole life, from what I can tell from one whole photo from his youth:
He had a lovely sense of style, though.
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