The Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game


By (author) Hermann Hesse, By (author) Clara Winston

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  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Format: Paperback | 558 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 210mm x 28mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 10 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0312278497
  • ISBN 13: 9780312278496
  • Edition statement: Picador USA ed
  • Sales rank: 69,028

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The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, " The Glass Bead Game" is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature 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 intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

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Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 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. His works include "Steppenwolf," "Narcissus and Goldmund," and "The Glass Bead Game." He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.