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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage hwrmann. While working with the herdsmen as a young boy, Dasa encounters a yogi in meditation in the forest.

Here we have Castalia, a “province” [more like the seminaries of today] where it population of masters and students devote themselves to studies, or to the “things of the mind”. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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The Glass Bead Game

A man caught within the depths of thought striving for something beyond his sight captures his heroic journey through his written words. Goodreads luci you keep track of books you want to read. View all 22 comments. The most somber, sacred hemann of Hesse’s attempt to build a ‘Secular Spirituality’ often struck me as the least magidter. It is by transporting ourselves into other times that we can really discern where we are, the shape of our horizons, through an act of comparison.


Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your guidance. Some of the book is presented as source material–speeches, letters–but most of it seems to be whatever Mr. So many of the same character types and situations appear in these pages that I can’t help but feel I’m reading a Cliff’s Notes version of his oeuvre. I prefer it to the one that is commonly published now.

Important Maguster September 21, Language: Hsse cites Thomas Mann ‘s recognition of the source of the book’s humor as “the parody of biography and the grave scholarly attitude. Both Weber and Jung deeply interested in “the east” as offering ways out of the steel cage of hessee sonderweg of the development of “the west” so this novel features yoga and meditation as well as everything else, Reincarnation might be a theme too.

Sometimes, I can see their point as in the relationship of Harry Haller to his young prostitute friend in Steppenwolffor example.

It is a holy raga, a tactile masbaha, a literary syncretism, that captures the whole of man’s achievements and is practiced by an elite few. In reality, the book touches on many different genres, and the bulk of the story is on one level a parody of the biography genre.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I am certainly in the camp of the latter and therefore fit right in to the Platonic bias of The Gamewhich Aristotelians would merely find just silly. Although I did laugh and once cry while reading the second of the short stories which is my favourite part of the whole book, apart from the ending of the main part of the text.


Meditation as a substitute. It was interesting, but just didn’t mix well with the final parts of the novel. The Glass Bead Game German: It was begun in and published in Switzerland in after being rejected for publication in Germany due to Hesse’s anti-Fascist views.

The task is both poetic and practical: This is Harry Potter without its female characters, its magic and magicians. The idea is a very cynical one, and quite amusing. If the last sentence made any sense to you, chances are you have already read the book.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. I really did not like the Glass Bead Game. This article is about the novel. Knecht has composed a complex exercise in advance, and now the other players are just acting it out, perhaps filling in some details at their own discretion but abiding by a predetermined structure.