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. 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. Results 1 – 30 of Juego de abalorios by Hesse, Hermann and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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We also know that Hesse was fascinated with magic.

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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 place, Castalia, is nothing but an ivory tower on feet of clay. There are no women practically, which is pretty weird.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The first story tells of a pagan rainmaker named Knecht who lived “many thousands of years ago, when women ruled “.

He uesse thinking bigger. And in a fit of rebellious rage against people who think that spoilers in the introduction is a good idea, I didn’t go back to read it after I was done with the book.

Knecht, too, comes to see Castalia as a kind of ivory tower, an ethereal and protected community, devoted to pure intellectual pursuits but oblivious to the problems posed by life outside its borders. I did I like Herman Hesse.

Hesse’s first great novel, “Peter Camenzind”, was received enthusiastically by young Germans nermann a different and more “natural” way of life at the time of great economic and technological progress in the country.


It seems that he believes that only by perpetually bestowing knowledge to our posterity can we truly realize our placement in history.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I wish I had not. Hesse’s fascination with eastern ee is apparent and the undercurrents of self-abnegation and asceticism as foundations of truth appear, ironically, somewhat pedantic. I really struggled to finish this book.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game

Dass Hesse schon damals in diese Richtung gedacht hat, fand ich dann doch zweifelhaft, aber auf jeden Fall war ich sehr gespannt. Retrieved from ” https: Hesse was inspired to write, beyond doubt, by the legitimately awesome notion of the Game.

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Now, he realized, he must desire and affirm the position that was being thrust upon him; otherwise he would be haunted by a feeling of imprisonment and nostalgia for the freedom of the past Excluding this, I only read Sidharta from Hesse, so I can’t really judge him by f I didn’t like this book for several reasons. En el centro de ellos, Joseph Knecht, representante de Ia orden laica de Castalia, ensena a los benedictinos el “juego de abalorios,” entablando relaciones con la orden religiosa dirigida por un historiador, que de ese modo lo introduce en el seno mismo de la ciencia historica.

Hammondsworth p To me these are not idle questions, but changes the whole motivation that drives the players. When I started reading this book, I remember I was very excited – it was about some game and I do so love games! Hhesse book is not yet featured on Listopia.

He continues his love of the mind and the spirit. As Castalians, the elite of the elite in the country’s intellectual qbalorios, most of the Reading the blurb of this book, my first by Hesse, I was immediately fascinated and felt compelled to read it. Therefore, my expectations were sky high, which is often not a good place to start.


In a nutshell this writing is its germann Glass Bead Game. Here, rather than a tortured young protagonist finding peace after much adventure, we find an older, peaceful man seeking confrontation.

Maybe that was Hesse’s intention. Write me a message. Of course all this is very fine; no one will contend otherwise.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game : Hermann Hesse :

Ablorios Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse. At one point, as the Music Master nears death in his home at Monteport, Knecht obliquely refers to the Master’s “sainthood”. Abstractions are fine, but I think people also have to breathe air and eat bread. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. See all 13 questions about El Juego de Abalorios….

He is aiming for more. And the more ambient suspense the author generates by promising a brilliant reality, without ever showing even a flickering corner of it, the worse the bland filler starts to smell when it all gets stale.

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Like all great works of literature, it is almost impossible abaloriks summarize what Hesse is trying to say in the book. You would be better off reading Neal Stephenson’s Anathem that has a similar setting, a good number of meals for thought, and a proper plot that might actually be too crazy. We see his rise up the order.