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Sadly, Hesse himself lacks this great ability, making his critiques less grand than his subject. Out of the three short stories, included in Joseph Knecht’s Posthumous Writings after the main, biographical section, I thought the latter two, The Father Confessor and The Indian Life were great pieces.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But they have always returned as the matrix of my own version of The Game. Writing the same novel? This formalism is expressed in the Glass Bead Game.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Sometimes, I can see their point as in the relationship of Harry Haller to his young prostitute friend in Steppenwolffor hezse.

One excerpt I liked from the other Life, The Rainmakeris below: It proceeds by players making deep connections between seemingly unrelated topics. I have read it several times and I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Luei is a kind of alternative for Germany, a continuation of Thomas Mann’s vaunted unpoliticism at times when politics was pretty unavoidable. It became the “island of love” or at least an island of the spirit.

I mean, I know WHAT the book is about, I want to know if you enjoyed the presentation of those arguments, the story, did you agree or disagree? Knecht finally breaks the cycle and does what no master of the game has done before.

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

Thank you for your feedback. The poets told horrific fables about the forbidden, diabolic, heaven-offending keys, [ So I realised it was about time for me to revisit the ur-inspiration. Feb 03, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it liked it. Two drafts of a fourth life were published inthe second version being recast in the first person and breaking off earlier.


The games as drawn up in competition are archived. 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.

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Perhaps this is no more than to say I was not in the right state of mind to have read this novel at this time, but reading this novel may well prompt or encourage such hhesse way of thinking about the world view spoiler [ Confused?

The early novella Knulp is a small masterpiece, touching and true. Much of this can be blamed on Hesse’s dull narrator, though I was never sure how much. I love the idea that the GBG is a synthesis of the hrrmann and culture of mankind throughout history. Personally, I rather like the “pure mathematics” account. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And moral action often shows no overt consummation; often the sacrifice seems to have no discernible point.

Within this system, all concepts are encoded on beads, and it seems any heramnn them can meaningfully combine with any other, such that wild new ideas emerge in the interplay.

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The final story concerns the life of Dasa, a prince wrongfully usurped by his half brother as heir to a kingdom and disguised as a cowherd to save his life. Apr 08, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Shelves: But Knecht just shrugs and goes about his business, and there will be no exposition upon either system.


Due to this, his steadfastness, lack of any ambition where it came to a rise in status, was hauled upwards into the higher brackets of the hierarchy where his tasks were no longer oriented around his passionate love luxi teaching, teaching especially the young.

Certainly, there was a redefinition of the fluidity of history and of the people who made it up in the Hegelian tradition, but it was hardly the insular rejection of humanity put forth here. All the insights, noble thoughts, and works of art that the human race has produced in its creative eras, all that subsequent periods of scholarly study have reduced to concepts and converted into intellectual property — on all hesae immense body of intellectual values the Glass Bead Game hesee plays like the organist on an organ.

I think he really fleshes this concept out in the posthumous writings of Joseph Knecht at the end magiister the book. As profound and transcendental the purpose of this book seems to be, such an environment made it seem quite one dimensional.

For the most magsiter, I liked the book. This is Harry Potter without its female characters, its magic and magicians. The teachers usually regarded such sallies with understanding benevolence. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A kind of everyman story, the story of a type. But I think his book was communicating the ability to find peace through surrendering to one’s own situation and place in the universe.

He is aiming for more.

It was interesting, but just didn’t mix well with the final parts of the novel.