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This title is exclusively available from Vintage ClassicsHesse's novel Siddharta was the bible of... Read More

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This title is exclusively available from Vintage ClassicsHesse's novel Siddharta was the bible of the 1960s counterculture and The Glass Bead Game should appeal to a generation that has grown up admiring and respecting his workThe Glass Bead Game is a mode of playing with the total contents and values of our culture' Contemporary commentators have hailed Hesse as prophetic and are comparing The Glass Bead Game to the rise of the World Wide Web and our attempts to master the Internet.First published in 1946, the year Hesse won the Nobel Prize for literature, The Glass Bead Game is considered his magnum opus.Hermann Hesse was born in Calw, Württemburg in 1877. In 1919, as a protest against German militarism in the First World War, Hesse moved to Switzerland where he lived in self-imposed exile until his death at the age of eighty-five in 1962. His major works include Steppenwolf, Siddharta and Narcissus and Goldmund. Hesse worked on his magnum opus, The Glass Bead Game, for twelve years. This novel was specifically cited when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. Hesse died in 1962.In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower.One of the truly important books of the century, in any languageSublimeA 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

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Title: TheGlass Bead Game
Author: Hermann Hesse
SKU: BK0020556
EAN: 9780099283621
Language: English

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