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The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse, Richard Winston, Clara Winston, Theodore Ziolkowski
The Glass Bead Game
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The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literatureSet in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been... show more
The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literatureSet in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312278496 (0312278497)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 558
Edition language: English
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Mindfulness-training
Mindfulness-training rated it
5.0 Hesse Classic Best Ever Meditation Book
This book came into my hands some 20 years ago when I was around 20 and I tried reading it for at least 10 times. The first 100 pages kept me away from the book for a long time and once I was ready for it, once I was a bit more mature, I went into this Hesse's most amazing journey. This was the firs...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
bookshelves: summer-2010, published-1943, philosophy, dystopian, nobel-laureate, germany, currently-reading, autumn-2014, re-visit-2014, classic, games-people-play, play-dramatisation Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from July 18 to 26, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Re-VISIT 2014: Cannot refu...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
0.0 Magister Ludi
This will be a re-read at some point. All I can really recall from my dim youth, when Hesse was very very popular, was the characters playing something that was like eleventy dimensional chess only with glass beads.
Prerazmišljavanje
Prerazmišljavanje rated it
4.0 The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel
Dala bih joj 5/5 da nije suvoparnog uvoda. Možda još nisam sazrela za nju.
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some nice word rated it
5.0 Das Glasperlenspiel (Taschenbuch)
"The Glass Bead Game" is so full of thoughts. I first loved it for it's freemasonic ideas, the scholarly touch, the way a world was created in my mind. Later for the impressingly drawn picture of an interaction between system and individual. Towards the end of Knechts life for the calm, relaxing, ma...
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