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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Lists with This Book. I really did not like the Glass Bead Game.

El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse (1 star ratings)

View all 4 comments. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The first was the pleasure it gives to transplant the achievements of the mind into other minds dw see them being transformed into entirely new shapes and emanations – in other words, the joy of teaching. Since I am not, I was far less impressed. Its almost as if the plot isn’t the point.

I know this is a personal choice, and others may not be disturbed by the idea that some things might be entirely outside the reach of rational enquiry. People from far away travel to the province of Castalia to witness the annual multi-day festival of games.

Essays on Life and Art. This was the kind of book that makes me want to slap the author by the end for do liberally wasting my time. To make matters worse, there are three appendices purportedly written by the fictional protagonist which are weary things indeed after enduring the prior book. Castilians are also taught meditation; and the book combines both Eastern and Western wisdom. There are many hints throughout the book that all types of special sciences, things outside of mathematics and music theory, are somehow more prosaic and a little too pragmatic.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That, I think, is the greatest quality of this book. Perhaps “self” is the point? Excluding this, I only read Sidharta from Hesse, so I can’t really judge him aalorios five stories hezse the three little ones at the end but i suppose he was desperately looking for some kind of ethernal peace, because in every story of him, there is at least one character, who already jueyo that kind of peace in his life, with actually going out of real life, and living his own life inside his brain, like Siddharta, the Jogi at the last story, the old priest in the second one or the old music master.


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It is a mysterious game that uses a very expressive symbolic language in which it is equally easy to express the structure of a piece of music or a fragment of a mathematical thought.

Some, but not all, the scholars at Castalia play what is known as the Glass Bead Game. 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 the Mind’.

I like Herman Hesse. Throughout Germany, many schools are named after him. Hesse foresees the downfall of occidental culture long before it happened and tells it through the eyes of his protagonist.

I didn’t like this book for several reasons. By which I mean: For me it was nothing new, breathtaking or at least intellectually provoking or challenging. The book is set in a semi-monastic state almost entirely bereft of female characters, so about halfway through I started trying to read it while mentally reversing the gender of all the characters and kept this up intermittently until the end.

They pick and choose the best bits to fit them into their game. The setting is a fictional province of central Europe called Castalia, reserved by political decision for the life of the mind; technology and economic life are kept to a One of my favourite books.

For the German electropop duo, see Glasperlenspiel duo. To ask other readers questions about El Juego de Abaloriosplease sign jueog.

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Some collected quotes or so. Moreover, in the glass bead game the characters are extremely one dimensional, even Knecht, who supposed to be the hero. He thought that he would gradually bring the boy to an awareness of his gifts and powers, and at the same time nourish in him that noble curiosity, that aristocratic dissatisfaction from which springs love for the sciences, the humanities, and the arts.

His final encounter with Alexander, the Master of the Order, where both try to convince the other the significance of their wish, is one of the high points of the book. Das Glasperlenspiel is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse.


Maybe this book contains the answers to the meaning of existence and I blew the exam. The book has an unusual organization.

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And then he dies in a swimming accident, and then we riffle through some of his personal papers until the book is over. The Nobel judges should be embarrassed.

What is this bullshit? The best poems were by no means the ones in which zbalorios poet tried hard to give form to a theory or truth, but the ones in which the poet’s temperament, his capacity for love, his sincerity, humanitarianism, and deep respectability, aba,orios expression.

Interestingly, it’s unclear whether or not Hesse believes it even possible to occupy some middle ground. It is not a question of good or bad, but how they attempt to touch the mind of the reader. These people who read so many articles and listened to so many lectures did not take the time and trouble to strengthen themselves against fear, to combat the dread of death within themselves; they moved spasmodically on through life and had no belief in a tomorrow.

He is aiming for more. However, the title Magister Ludi is misleading, as it implies the book is a straightforward bildungsroman. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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Yet, he succeeded in me paying very close attention to the thoughts and actions of his characters who behaves and thinks in ways very different from mine. I don’t even think Hesse knew what the Glass Bead Game hesde. There are no women and absolutely no mention of what would become of an intelligent girl – such a thing apparently doesn’t seem to exist in Hesse’s eyes.

Then the dream died. I recognise the experience.