The Glass Bead Game
Title : The Glass Bead Game
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ISBN : 0312278497
Number of Pages : 558 pages
Category : wolves
Tags : fantasy, non-fiction, funny, american, young-adult, adult

Best books we read The Glass Bead Game 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 literature.Set 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 inte 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 literature.Set 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 maste More at http://www.thephotoroll.com/php_uploads


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  • Ben Winch
    Ben Winch

    There s a scene in Antonio Tabucchi s Indian Nocturne in which the narrator meets an Indian intellectual who asks him, among other things, what he thinks of Hermann Hesse The narrator, resenting the interruption and perhaps with a sense he is being mocked, heaps scorn on the German spiritualist , calling him sentimental and likening him to a sweet liqueur, and only later realises he hasn t said what he thought of Hesse at all In some way, these days, I suspect there s a little of this narrato

  • Darwin8u
    Darwin8u

    No permanence is ours we are a waveThat flows to fit whatever form it finds Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

  • Robin Tell-Drake
    Robin Tell-Drake

    A tremendous disappointment, especially given the shimmering praise the book garners on all sides I realize I m at odds with the world in judging this book harshly, and I realize there may yet be some dimension of brilliance here that I m just not seeing, but grant me this, it s not for lack of trying No other novel have I ever laid down without a backward glance within a few dozen pages of the end, certain at last that the great payoff for my eight hundred pages of patience was never going to

  • Jan-Maat
    Jan-Maat

    Second IntroductionI saw that a Goodreader commented on another review that they felt this was a book for young people, which caught my attention with a jolt because I had barely finished thinking that this was plainly a book written by an old man Which it was These are in no way contradictory notions, they even sit together as one of the themes of the book meaningful and meaningless cycle of master and pupil, this courtship of wisdom by youth, of youth by wisdom, this endless, oscillating g

  • Chloe
    Chloe

    I feel that I must open this review by stating that I am an unabashed fanboy of Hermann Hesse I read everything that he had ever written at a whirlwind pace several years ago and still return to my favorites, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and Demian, on a rotating yearly basis That said, I have often heard that The Glass Bead Game is the magnum opus of Hesse s career The purest expression of the themes that he had highlighted in his other works If one were to read only one book by Hesse it should

  • Stephen P
    Stephen P

    This, his final novel makes it clear that all his works need to be read in their order as one edition leading up to his final life conclusion A man caught within the depths of thought striving for something beyond his sight captures his heroic journey through his written words.A different voice from the Hesse of my college days No longer redirecting my compass eastward toward a spirituality with a promise to enlarge consciousness This is a firm clear voice that looks back to arrive at an unde

  • أحمد أبازيد Ahmad Abazed
    أحمد أبازيد Ahmad Abazed

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  • John
    John

    This is Hesse s epic novel that tells the story of Joseph Knecht, a boy who passes through the system of the Castalian Order to become the Glass Bead Game Magister If the last sentence made any sense to you, chances are you have already read the book Though once the book is read, that is about all it is about The book is written by an unknown member of the Castalian Order who is retelling the story of Joseph Knecht The Glass Bead Game is an intellectual game played encompassing all major are

  • Becky
    Becky

    I like Herman Hesse I like Siddhartha, I remember liking Steppenwolf, I like huge sagas that probe the mind I usually like weighty wordy novels where nothing in particular happens.I did not like the Glass Bead Game.I really did not like the Glass Bead Game.And I don t understand how people did.First of all, I ve gone through a lot of reviews I was about fifty percent through the book, bored out of my mind, and I started reading reviews trying to get some motivation to finish this tome I did

  • Elena
    Elena

    This is surely one of the most beautiful dreams depicted in literature It is also a reminder that even the most beautiful dreams cannot feed our longing, which is ultimately for a reconciliation with the Real The Glass Bead Game is an allegory of the relationship between symbol and reality, between life and the magic lantern of the mind.Hesse s Castalia is a utopia of mind, which is born of and supported at great expense by a society recently ravaged by a terrible war It is an enclosed place

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