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The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse
The Glass Bead Game
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In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as... show more
In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099283621 (009928362X)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 530
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
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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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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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