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Results 1 – 30 of Juego de abalorios by Hesse, Hermann and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Results 1 – 30 of 89 EL JUEGO DE LOS ABALORIOS by HESSE, Hermann and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The Glass Bead Game (German: Das Glasperlenspiel) is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse. It was begun in and published in.

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In this case, all the work the publisher put into the introduction was wasted; at the first hint of a spoiler on page one, I skipped the rest of it.

The central character is, so we are repeatedly told, this overwhelmingly charismatic leader, but we’re only told this, it never comes out in Hesse’s portrait of him. 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.

Great book – tiny typeface impossible to read This novel should normally run around pages, but the publisher has managed to squeeze it into less than pages by making the typeface so tiny smaller than the small print on food labels that reading it would require either a magnifying glass or superhuman vision.

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There is absolutely no story dynamic. And then he gets old; along the way he meets some people and has some conversations. It arouses sympathy or emotion, or 4. I’m not calling it junk, it was just going no where really fast, for me at least. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Spiritual texts masquerading as novels are probably not for me.


In the end, it feels like Hesse really aabalorios to write a book on philosophy, and somehow thought he needed to bolt that onto a weak story to make it work. A hefmann book full of portentious self-promotion but with nothing to say.

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Ok, it was pretty enough once, not for four times. While ‘Siddharta’ for example is virtuoso and brilliant, this book was just dry and boring.

Even as a work of intellect and philosophy mentioning Hagel etc there was not even one worthy quote to give you. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Of course, a writer needs to be able to let the reader fill in empty spaces that the story only sketches with spare gestures. And the book is set within the cloistered academy where these super-scholars are trained. First of all, the book was too sophisticated for me. Greenbooks Editore August 31, Publication Date: Ensayo sobre la ceguera Spanish Edition.

The basic premise is the author imagines a future intellectual game embracing the highest of human intellect, ideals and knowledge. In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only c Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter.

In this utopia, a sexless and nearly womanless and deathly dull world of abstract intellectual hrmann, mastering abaloeios abstractions is the highest calling for humanity. El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As the novel progresses, Knecht begins to question his loyalty to the order, gradually coming to doubt that the intellectually gifted have a right to withdraw from life’s big problems.

Next, as part of an assignment to foster goodwill between the order and the Catholic ChurchKnecht is sent on several “missions” to the Benedictine monastery of Mariafels, where he befriends the historian Father Jacobus — a relationship which also has profound personal impact for Knecht. No other novel have I ever laid down without a backward glance within a few dozen pages of jermann end, certain at last that the great payoff for my eight hundred pages of patience was never going to come.


The summary of The Hermnan Bead Game is so intriguing. I don’t recomend this book to anyone. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Avalorios A character within the Glass Bead Game dismissing the Game itself as far lesser than some other symbol system?

Hesse was no Asimov I guess. View all 4 comments. Deux Ex Machina; character reputation saved by random, meaningless death. Hesse suggested that he imagined the book’s narrator writing around the start of the 25th century.

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He wishes to experience the same tranquility as the yogi, but is unable to stay. The ending is a moment of revelation; we realize that Hesse probably knew view spoiler [that his main character didn’t capture the reader’s sympathy, and a meaningless tragedy was the only way to explain his supposed legendary status.

I loved the other ones, but this book didn’t captivate me.

Open Preview See a Problem? And there is always a young boy, looking for the big thruth that he finally wont find, or if he finds it, it turns out to be a lie. This isn’t one of those books. It proceeds by players making deep connections between seemingly unrelated topics.