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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Views Read Edit View history. Most of teachers and their families will live in the campus, and I am a member of these children who lived in such a special places. This book has had a abaloriso impact on me.

I’m told I’m not allowed to call this book “pretentious hogwash”, so I won’t.

Knecht becomes hermznn master of the game and at the age of 40 becomes the “Magister Ludi” the person in the Castalian order with highest responsibility for the game, its teaching, and its annual festival. I hoped actually – believed that the author would explain and show the brilliance of it, but the book is really just about the main character’s life.

When I started reading this book, I remember I was ed excited – it was about some game and I do so love games!

In a cold fury, he kills his half brother and finds himself once again in the hwsse with the old yogi, who, through an experience of an alternate life, guides him on the spiritual path and out of the world of illusion Maya. Next, as part of an assignment to foster goodwill between the order and the Catholic ChurchKnecht is sent on several “missions” hsese the Benedictine monastery of Mariafels, where he befriends the historian Father Jacobus — a relationship which also has profound personal impact for Knecht.

Hessse become Magister Ludithe primary master of the game, the one who everyone looks up to. No matter how great the author, I refuse to be taken on a ponderous lengthy ride to nowhere. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I don’t honestly know.

It’s long and repetitive for no reason, it’s supposed to be about future but feels like it’s XIX century, the main character is considered to be a genius but he never does anything to suggest that he is special. View all 3 comments. La Divina Comedia Spanish Edition. Hesse was no Asimov I guess. I’ve said this hedmann, but here I go again; just because this was published many decades ago, and just because it hewse assigned reading in some college class somewhere does NOT mean everyone has already read it.


The glass bead game, to me, is so far evolved and sophisticated as it is, that even the scholars and teachers cannot provide anything of real substance.

The Glass Bead Game – Wikipedia

You had to learn to see man as a weak, selfish, and cowardly creature; you also had to realize how many of these evil traits and impulses you shared yourself; and nevertheless you allowed yourself to believe, and nourished your soul on the faith, that man is also spirit and love The task of the teacher and scholar is to study means, cultivate tradition, and preserve the purity of methods, not to deal in incommunicable experiences which are reserved to the elect – who often enough pay a high price for this privilege.

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Instead, he focused on a story set in the future and placed the three shorter stories at the end of the novel. As his education progresses, Joseph quickly proves himself as a gifted Glass Bead Game player and a promising candidate for the higher echelons of the exclusive Castalian Order.

This is the reason teachers feel slightly repelled by certain glittering talents. Hesse’s fascination with eastern mysticism is apparent and the undercurrents of self-abnegation and asceticism as foundations of truth appear, ironically, somewhat pedantic.

El Juego de Abalorios

To me, he seems like an arrogant twat who’s never wrong and is always laughing ‘merrily’ at the foibles of others. Avoid it at all costs. In the end, it feels like Hesse really hese to write a book on philosophy, and somehow thought he needed to bolt that onto a weak story to make it work. Books and Writers kirjasto. Ok, it was pretty enough once, not for four times. Freedman wrote in his biography of Hesse that the tensions caused by the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany directly contributed to the creation of the Glass Bead Game as a response to the oppressive times.


Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter.

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I found these ideas obviously beautiful and rewarding, but I’m still not sure if I really liked the structure of the book: In honoring him in its Award Ceremony Speech, the Swedish Academy said that the novel “occupies a speci A waste of time. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Although educated within Castalia, Knecht’s path to “Magister Ludi” is atypical for the order, as he spends a significant portion of his time after graduation outside the boundaries of qbalorios province.

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 hermanj pieces.

One of the worst books I have ever read. It is a hessw raga, a tactile masbaha, a literary syncretism, that captures the whole of man’s achievements and is practiced by an elite few. So of all the nations to take up Hesse’s model depicted in this novel, it appears as if this university in China at least has taken a relatively similar approach.

By which I mean: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The central character is, so we are repeatedly told, this overwhelmingly charismatic leader, but we’re only told this, it never comes out in Hesse’s portrait of him. History has one great strength But these are frivolous issues.

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The ending is a moment of revelation; we realize that Hesse probably knew view spoiler [that his main character didn’t capture the reader’s sympathy, and a meaningless tragedy was the only way to explain his supposed legendary status.

The author must surely have realised, given the premise of the glass bead game, that Joseph needed to play the game to make the point? I know those sort of players are very rare. But again, I did not make much progress. For the German electropop duo, see Glasperlenspiel duo.