El Juego de Abalorios has ratings and reviews. Darwin8u said: “No permanence is ours; we are a waveThat flows to fit whatever form it finds. El juego de los abalorios o El juego de abalorios (título completo: El juego de los abalorios. Ensayo de biografía de Josef Knecht, ‘magister ludi’, seguido de los. The Glass Bead Game (German: Das Glasperlenspiel) is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse. It was begun in and published in.

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As Castalians, the elite of the elite in the country’s intellectual world, most of the characters have given up worldly pleasures and devote their life to the Order and Game – a ‘Life of jueto Mind’. The cream of the intellectual crop are sent here as kids, separated from the outside world and their families. I’ll probably never read it again, but I’m glad df I read it. If someone likes this kind of story telling, I accept it, but it was far too much for me.

The game itself is a beautiful and engaging idea, the world even is engaging but he focused nothing on it. Even as a kid he never takes his high status as granted. I like Herman Hesse. I can see the relations to Siddhartha.

Knecht remains in the Castalian community where he learns and rises and ultimately hermanm accepted into the highest reaches of its hierarchy.

One of my indictments of this book comes ironically, from the author’s own words: In conclusion, I immediately rued selecting such a weighty tome from amongst Hesse’s oeuvre, and this certainly has not inspired me to ever read anything else ablorios him!

To make matters ee, there are three appendices purportedly written by the fictional protagonist which are weary things indeed after enduring the prior book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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The focus continually went back to the character. They jeugo learned to drive automobiles, to play difficult card games and lose themselves in crossword puzzles – or they faced death, fear, pain, and hunger almost without defenses, could no longer accept the consolations of the churches, and could obtain no useful advice from Reason.

They portrayed their dream and their ideal. In this jusgo, a sexless and nearly womanless and deathly dull world of abstract intellectual development, mastering intellectual abstractions is the highest calling for humanity.

In these books it remains unclear if the author had a definite destination in mind, but seems to enjoy the ride, wherever it may take the reader. You’re reading a biography, albeit a fictional one, and …more I would say if you’re waiting for a big event, or grand set piece, that doesn’t really happen. Please try again later.

My father also graduated from that school and now is a chemistry engineer. El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse. I was glad to revisit Castalia, Joseph Knecht, and Hesse again and to think about how the themes addressed in the book have played out in my own life.

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But I didn’t realize it was more of a biography type book, at least in the sense of how it was told. So, here is my opinion- this is abalorioos dull drab affair in which nothing happens.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I found these ideas obviously beautiful and rewarding, but I’m still not sure if I really liked the structure of the book: Playing the game well requires years of hard study of music, mathematics, and cultural history.

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I just thought it was pretentious and semi-deep. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The Glass Bead Game is a design abslorios is supposed to move this story forward, that is supposed to be the gravitational pull at the center of the book that all the words orbit around. In honoring him in its Award Ceremony Speech, the Swedish Academy said that the novel “occupies a special position” in Hesse’s work.


Here is the complex discourse wherein some kind of game, some competition or contest, can flourish, a game of all human learning, ranging like lightning from one discipline to another, referencing everything.

A tremendous disappointment, especially given the shimmering ep the book garners on all sides. While working with the herdsmen as a young boy, Dasa encounters a yogi in meditation in the forest.

It is a great good fortune that we have these works, and of course we Castalians live almost entirely by them And there are no twists, no strong and powerful ideas that you could not find in most of classics and not only in classics. In honoring him in its Award Ceremony Speech, the Swedish Academy said that the novel “occupies a speci I liked it when the 17 year old Knecht has these arguments within himself abalirios whether the kids who are banished by Castalia, who are sent back home for disobedience are fools for giving up their good fortune or brave for making a ce they like.

hese That last ditch effort didn’t make the character any more noble for me than it did when they tried the same thing in the undeserving Best Picture winner “Terms of Endearment”.

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