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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. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Starred Review. Nobel prize winner Hesse's final novel, here available for the first time on audio, is set in a. 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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An elite member renounces Read full review. Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in Hermann Hesse died in Account Options Sign in.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Get print book. The Glass Bead Game: But I am more than content.

I also find that I retain some tendencies toward teen-age mysticism. Perhaps this is an accomplishment.

It has been said that one is born either an Aristotelian or a Platonist. Empirically, it seems to me, there is some strength in this assertion. I am certainly in the camp of the latter and therefore fit right in to the Platonic bias of The Game, which Aristotelians would merely find just silly.

And through them into the idea of the ideal as a symbol of both purpose and the aesthetical. Around each of these was a sort of invisible college, the members of which unknowingly participated in many rounds of The Game. That many of them are dead or no longer in my daily life is neither regrettable nor sad since the Order continues to unite us.

For Hesse, the daily newspaper was more about gossip than the factual information necessary for life. Perhaps they will be exactly the catalyst necessary for the real creation of The Game! Mathematics and Music are the core disciplines of The Game.

I can blame Hesse for implanting this as a seed in my psyche. It legitimised for me my interest in numbers but certainly not the techniques of calculation insisted upon by my teachers and classical music of which none of my contemporaries had the slightest interest.

Once again, it is unclear whether The Game provoked or merely articulated these interests.


But they have always returned as the matrix of my own version of The Game. I could go on ad nauseam recounting the many other specific influences that The Glass Bead Game has had on my life.

But this short reflection is enough to show me the profound depths to which we can be influenced by what we consume as literature in early life. Perhaps the reflection is only productive as a sort of therapy that makes conscious what has been hidden for decades from will and choice. T I too was inspired a half century ago by The Glass Bead Game, but when I reread it about 20 years ago, it no longer inspired but rather repulsed me. As you see my remarks were largely nostalgic.

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On the other hand it does capture something of youthful ideals which persisted. On the third hand, perhaps those youthful ideals are merely neuroses.

Who can say? The Journey to the East has enthralled me since I first read it in my teens — and probably I understand only marginally more of it now than I did then.

The early novella Knulp is a small masterpiece, touching and true.It legitimised for me my interest in numbers but certainly not the techniques of calculation insisted upon by my teachers and classical music of which none of my contemporaries had the slightest interest. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.

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