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Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner
Siddhartha
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In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound... show more
In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553208849 (0553208845)
ASIN: 553208845
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.5 Suffering Leads to Enlightenment
My first impression of this book was that it read a lot like Narcissus and Goldmund, but I can't really critique it for that because Narcissus was actually written after this book (by about eight years). However, having read Narcissus it felt as this thing book was pretty much going over the exact s...
A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind
A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind rated it
2.0 Siddhartha
i read it because of Hesse. the theme and the story said nothing to me. i probably lack the life exeprience to fully appreciate the book.
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it
5.0 Books can be magical things. This is one of them.
Siddhartha is a character that portrays the initiate in his early stages of development, immersed in life, yet desiring the ultimate knowledge The book is about the process experienced on the road to enlightenment. Based on the lives of Gotama Buddha the book describes the journey of Siddhartha as ...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Siddhartha
4.5 starsI had never read Hermann Hesse until I picked this up and I'm glad I picked this one.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Siddhartha
4.5 starsI had never read Hermann Hesse until I picked this up and I'm glad I picked this one.
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