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The Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game

Author: Hermann Hesse
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
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"The title refers to an ultra-aesthetic game which is played by scholars in the kingdom of Castalia around the year 2400. This game involves all branches of knowledge, and spiritual values - especially those of the east. Hesse's longing to find a dynamic fusion of mind with nature is set forth more penetratingly in this book than in any other he wrote. Critics have seen in it a late, definitive stage in his thinking influenced by the tragedy of Europe in the Second World War."

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Hermann Hesse's magnum opus and a twentieth-century classic


"One of the truly important books of the century, in any language" The Times "Sublime" -- Thomas Mann "A massive novel set out to explore the positive side of human nature, the fullness of man's capacity as a thinker and as a prober into scared mysteries...Touching and impressive" Observer

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General Fields

  • : 9780099283621
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : January 2000
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hermann Hesse
  • : Paperback
  • : 01/09/
  • : 530