A beautifully bound deluxe hardback edition incorporates the acclaimed Hilda Rosner translation, an extended essay on Hesse's life and legacy and the creation of Siddhartha, and other features, making this a true collectors' item August 2012 sees the 60th anniversary of the death of one of the... show more
A beautifully bound deluxe hardback edition incorporates the acclaimed Hilda Rosner translation, an extended essay on Hesse's life and legacy and the creation of Siddhartha, and other features, making this a true collectors' item August 2012 sees the 60th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Hermann Hesse. Shortly after his death, and thanks to the prompting of none other than Henry Miller, Peter Owen gambled on Siddhartha, a novel that was soon acclaimed as one of the seminal influences of the 1960s counterculture and is, arguably, Hesse's signature work. The life and spiritual journey of one man in ancient India, this novel is seemingly a simple tale told in a simple, lyrical style. But together with an uncanny empathy for his characters and often awe-inspiring human insight, Hesse displays mastery of the profoundest themes: in just 152 pages, the reader attains total immersion in a truly gripping quest for enlightenment, making this one of the great literary experiences.
Publish date: November 1st 2012
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
I finally finished my first read for the 16 festive tasks! Yea! And even better, I loved it. If it'd been a bit longer I probably would have given it the full five-stars. Siddhartha is about a man who's searching for enlightenment, or a peaceful existance, and goes on a pilgrimage to find it. Yo...
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...
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.
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 ...
4.5 starsI had never read Hermann Hesse until I picked this up and I'm glad I picked this one.