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Jung, so there is psychology, the iChing, alchemy, God, spiritual growth view spoiler [ but no skirt chasing hide spoiler ]. I did I like Herman Hesse. Retrieved from ” https: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

The world wonders, as the intellectual elite of Castalia expects, what good is pure intellectual pursuit for the sake of pure intellectual pursuit? View all 3 comments. Mar 02, Chloe rated it it was ok Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Likewise the ending of the book seems to make pointless satire of the ‘Sacred Transgressive Event’ of the hero, which I could appreciate, but if that is the case, then it certainly puts the rest of the book in an odd light.

Woolf is a bit daunting, but Mrs. It is, by the way, significant that music and meditation have such a prominent place in this scheme. Showing of 27 reviews. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: View all 12 comments. In argument, for example, they will not shout or wave their arms. Only a few days later, the story ends abruptly with Knecht drowning in a mountain lake while attempting to follow Tito on a swim for which Knecht was unfit.

Therefore one can speak about music only with a man who has perceived the meaning of the cosmos. Yet these, too, could either be the budding spirituality of a noble man, or signs of conceit from an ultimate fool.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Though if you are a bit bored and wanna pick up a page book to see what it is like, go for it! So, here is my opinion- this is a dull drab affair in herrmann nothing happens. Knecht, too, comes to see Castalia as a kind of ivory tower, an ethereal and protected community, devoted to pure intellectual pursuits but oblivious to the problems posed by life outside its borders.

A different voice from the Hesse of my college days. All the help given to a pupil who can shine but cannot serve basically means doing harm to service and, in a way, a betrayal of culture Dallowa If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. But if you want to hear the wisdom of a wise, possibly heartbroken man determined, despite everything, not to hit the jarring notes of the diabolic keys but to sing with the laughing voice of an angel, this is it. Great story if you are a Hesse fan.

Yet neither was there the revelatory, overawing voice of the poet-philosopher to nudge us from dry narrative to sudden insight. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Students of the Order, most often, renounce marriage Nice hat! The author presents himself merely as the ever so humble editor of a biography written in the future of a fictional person. The novel plays with the relationships between the master and the apprentice, the teacher and the taught, the seduction or corruption of the young by the old as well as the reconciliation or alignment of apparently opposite elements.

But, I assure you, they are nevertheless, burning with subdued fires. They symbolize Knecht’s attempt to project himself into different historical periods, to really enter into the life of mind as it transpired in other times.

Even when the protagonist scorns him or undermines his rhetoric, Hesse seems unable to truly overcome the force of Nietzsche. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates hease seller support? All these, and most choices that followed, had the intention of assimilation into one form or another of an organisation of united and mutually supportive minds. I was left being unsure all of the novel was even included.

Jun 17, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: With just the right cues of romance, high-tech adventure, philosophical mystery, and heroism, the book invaded my adolescent mind, laid down roots and suggested a long term plan: Write a customer review. It is by transporting ourselves into other times that we can really discern where we are, the shape of our horizons, through an act of comparison.

For the German electropop duo, see Glasperlenspiel duo.

The Glass Bead Game

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Indeed there has not been. It is a good story with depth and grand ideas.

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Now it seemed to be the young man who showed honour and obedience to the old man, to authority and dignity; now again it was apparently the old man who was required to follow, serve, worship the figure of youth, of beginning, luxi mirth. He learned the lesson and changed his job, but it’s too late.