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The world needs artists who are willing to speak calmly from the storm, and Hermann Hesse was one of them. But, at its heart, it isn’t an anti-Fascist book. While Magister Ludi was set in the future, the other incarnations of Magister Ludi were more likely magisfer the past. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There is also a Hermann Hesse prize associated with the city of Karlsruhe, Germany.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A character within the Glass Bead Game dismissing the Game itself as far lesser than some other symbol system?

This is a firm clear voice that looks back to arrive at an unde This, his final novel makes it clear that all his works need to be read in their order as one edition leading up to his final life conclusion! Bantam Books July Language: The book seems to me to be a giant spoof on all past, present and future academics who take themselves and their studies far too seriously; yet I haven’t seen any reviews by other academics who agree.

This exists on the great, sprawling family tree of books, reading I felt there was something I thought that I could mention in a review with regards to Tolstoy, but I can’t remember what, the dialogue in the second of the two short stories reminded me, particularly in the childlike nature of much sin, of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov – another novel that the author claims he didn’t write with a supposedly limited narrator who has apparently omniscient knowledge.


Knecht develops many of his personal views about what larger good Castalia can achieve through vigorous debates with Designori, who views Castalia as an ” ivory tower ” with little to no impact on the outside world.

The Glass Bead Game is a design that is supposed to move this story forward, that is supposed to be magistee gravitational pull at the center of the book that all the words orbit around.

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The Glass Bead Game Paperback. One excerpt I liked from the other Life, The Rainmakeris below: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Perhaps they will be exactly the catalyst necessary for the real creation of The Game!

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We moderns, on the other hand, do magisterr even speak of major personalities until we encounter men who have gone beyond all original and idiosyncratic qualities to achieve the greatest possible integration into the generality, the greatest possible service to the suprapersonal. Open Preview See a Problem? Glass bead players don’t create, they merely ruminate.

View all 8 comments. Not the nothing of the Buddhist, who longs for nothing and seeks it, but that of the Wizard of Oz—a nothing that noisily proclaims itself to be everything. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Showing of 27 reviews.

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I’m not sure when I first read this book, or why. Its slow and formal narration, while it does not for one moment reach out toward the reader commanding attention, creates a meditative, half mesmerizing mood that goes deep, always eluding the intellect–at least this reader’s intellect–but reaching deep into chambers of feeling.

The Luudi Bead Game is an intellectual game played encompassing all major hermxnn of learning, though its origins lay in music theory.

It turns out that this lotus could only bloom from the dark flux of historic muck. The pure pursuit of truth is always elevated to the highest. What threatens them, why are they so defensive? Please try again later. I really wanted to love this book the concept of the Game was grandbut in the end I felt that something was missing – maglster I wanted more of the actual Game, perhaps the Castalian world was too refined and complete, while being so distant from the real world, and somehow, I enjoyed reading it but maybe it was too technical and dry.


The epigraph alone rekindles the fire that smoulders still in my unconscious: His life is a dull blank, undeserving of a biography at all, especially when at least three other characters go by who might actually have made good reading. Ldui you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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It felt like Lovecraft’s old trick of describing how a horrible sight affected a character instead of describing the ljdi, itself. As the Game progresses, associations between the themes become deeper and more varied. The game is supposed to be a combination of music and other arts and sciences.

The three lives, together with that as Magister Ludi, oscillate between extroversion rainmaker, Indian life — both get married and introversion father confessor, Magister Ludi while developing the four basic psychic functions of analytical psychology: I recommend this book for fans of Bildungsromans, Hesse and those that have toyed with Buddhism. Josef is just a receptacle for the intervention of the other characters. And then he dies in a swimming accident, and then we riffle through some of his personal papers until the book is over.

It’s lyrical and though provoking.