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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 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.

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That leaves Josef as the driving force of the book, but the only time he comes to life is when the actually interesting side-characters come back into the book, like the Master of Music.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Hammondsworth p Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Hesse did read Plato’s work as well as a story of Jesus-man tempted by devil in a desert, yet didn’t grasp the meaning. I love the idea that the GBG is a synthesis of the knowledge and culture of mankind throughout history.

Hesse was no Asimov I guess. Little to no food for thought. In a cold fury, he kills his half brother and finds himself once again in the forest with the old yogi, who, through an experience of an alternate life, guides him on the spiritual path and out of the world of illusion Maya. The main character Joseph Knecht progress in the community eventually realising he needs to leave for the real world. The cream of the intellectual crop are sent here as kids, separated from the outside world and their families.

And I abalorips that it might be just me. The reason I did was simple. And the more ambient suspense the author generates by promising a brilliant reality, without ever showing even a flickering corner of it, the worse the bland filler starts to smell when it all gets stale.


El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game : Hermann Hesse :

No one’s that “perfect. The basic premise is the author imagines a future intellectual game embracing the highest of human intellect, ideals and knowledge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story never gives you a reason to care much about the main character, let alone anyone else, and nothing really interesting ever happens could that be considered a spoiler?

A tremendous disappointment, especially given the shimmering praise the book garners on all sides. 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. I really struggled to finish this book. For me it was nothing new, breathtaking or at least intellectually provoking or challenging.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In my estimation, this book has none of those qualities. In the end, it feels like Hesse really wanted to write a book on philosophy, and somehow thought he needed to bolt that onto a weak story to make it work.

For me, a good book needs to have at least one of four qualities: Only the final essays are more digestible, though they add little to the content. I’m told I’m not allowed to call this book “pretentious hogwash”, so I won’t.

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Many readers will enjoy it for what it is: Archived from the original on 4 December Hesse’s first great novel, “Peter Camenzind”, was received enthusiastically by young Germans desiring a different and more “natural” way of life at the time of great economic and technological progress in the country. Das Glasperlenspiel is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse. After all the praise I stuck through a boring start, through a dull middle and all the hease to the lacklustre end of this book.

Yes Hesse writes ‘well’ – obviously – but perhaps by the end of his career no one had the guts to curb the self-indulgence. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The game is essentially an abstract synthesis of all arts and sciences. Is it like mancala or something? Showing of 3 reviews. What is this bullshit? I mean there were meditations about problems not related to the stroy for 5 or 6 pages and even the dialogues were abzlorios one page long meditations by two people, who tell their own opinion with pretending listening to each other.


I will say, however, that much of the book is beyond tedious to read and has a central concept that, to me at least, stretched credulity beyond breaking point.

The best poems were by no means the ones in which the poet tried hard to give form to a theory or truth, but the ones in which the poet’s temperament, his capacity for love, his sincerity, humanitarianism, and deep respectability, found expression. Your drag yourself through the pages, in hoping something is going to happen. The Glass Bead Game of the title is besse pointless exercise where they try to weave together all the world’s knowledge in some sort of trivial exhibition.

We see his rise up the order. I must admire them for their literary and intellectual perspicacity.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Glass Bead Game takes place at an unspecified date centuries into the future. Put that nice scholarly analysis after the story, not before. Josef is just a receptacle for the intervention of the other characters.

This is beautiful description of the involution of the human society represented by Kneht who turned his back to the spiritual world, its morality, universal culture and spiritual nobility and who dies as a human to become “more instinctual than intellectual”, that is – worst than animals or, as Hesse suggests: In reality, the book touches on many hessw genres, and the bulk of the story is on one level a parody of the biography genre. You’re reading a biography, albeit a fictional one, and it is more concerned with Joseph’s relationship to the game, his understanding of it, and by extension his society.