In 1924 Hermann Hesse married singer Ruth Wenger. After several weeks, however, he left Basel, only returning near the end of the year. Upon his return he rented a separate apartment, adding to his isolation. After a short trip to Germany with Wenger, Hesse stopped seeing her almost completely.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steppenwolf_(novel)
Ruth lived chiefly for her many pets - dogs, cats, parrots - which increasingly got on Hesse's nerves. The frequent presence of the Wenger parents was something Hesse felt to be liberating, since this freed him of responsibility on the one hand but also, over time, made him feel superfluous.
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One of the three daughters of her older sister Eva (1891-1959) was the artist Meret Oppenheim.1919 met Ruth Wenger's 20 years her senior writer Hermann Hesse know in Ticino, while they spent the summer in Carona with their parents.
Ruth lebte vor allem für ihre vielen Haustiere, Hunde, Katzen, Papageien, was Hesse zunehmend auf die Nerven ging. Die häufige Präsenz der Eltern Wenger empfand Hesse zum einen als Erleichterung, weil es ihn von Verantwortung entband, zum anderen fühlte er mit der Zeit sich überflüssig.
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In 1924 Hermann Hesse married singer Ruth Wenger. After several weeks, however, he left Basel, only returning near the end of the year. Upon his return he rented a separate apartment, adding to his isolation. After a short trip to Germany with Wenger, Hesse stopped seeing her almost completely.
Hesse's short marriage to Ruth Wenger, the daughter of the Swiss writer Lisa Wenger, was unhappy. He had met her in 1919 and wrote in 1922 the fairytale Piktot's Verwandlungen for Ruth. In the story a spirit, Piktor, becomes an old tree and finds his youth again from the love of a young girl.
1919 lernte Ruth Wenger den 20 Jahre älteren Schriftsteller Hermann Hesse im Tessin kennen, während sie mit ihren Eltern den Sommer in Carona verbrachte. Beide liebten sich sehr, hatten aber Zweifel, ob diese Liebe durch eine Heirat besiegelt werden sollte, denn zu verschieden waren die Interessen und charakterlichen Eigenheiten der beiden. 
Married Life. 1904-08-02 Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli; 1924-01-11 Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger; Events in the Life of Hermann Hesse. 1946-12-10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high ...
Hermann Hesse und Ruth Wenger Frühling 2011 25 Die zweite Ehefrau H e r m a n n H e s s e u n d s e i n e F r e u n d e R uth Wenger (1897-1994) stammte aus großbürgerlichen Ver-hältnissen: ihre Mutter Lisa Wenger (1858-1941) hatte sich als Schriftstellerin einen Namen ge - macht, ihr Vater Theo Wenger (1868-1928) war Fabrikant für ...
Hermann Karl Hesse (German: [ˈhɛʁman ˈhɛsə] (); 2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter.His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality.