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. 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.

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He seems to be to enamored by ancient things, to the point of making them sacrosanct, and indifferent about anything that is modern. Reading the blurb of this book, my first by Hesse, I was immediately fascinated and felt compelled to read it.

His best known works include SteppenwolfSiddharthaand The Glass Bead Game also known as Magister Ludi which explore an individual’s search for spirituality outside society.

I don’t honestly know. He never separated the two, and during his magistracy he not only trained a large number of good and some superb Glass Bead Game players, but also by example, by admonition, by his austere sort of patience, and by the forrce of his personality and character, elicited from a great may of his students the very best they were capable of.

The focus continually went back to the character. See all 3 reviews. Return to Book Page. As a result the water gets to all the right places but the edges look unnatural and a little too straight, like a canal.


Without using fancy language and going on about scholarship, virtue, the aristocracy of intellect, and so on, as his schoolteachers were prone to do, this serene, friendly man had something in his maner and his speech that imposed an obligation and brought out your good, chivalric, higher aspirations and forces. View all 9 comments.

All his striving for a deeper understanding, all his transcending one level of being for another, has been for naught. Playing the game well requires years of hard study of music, mathematics, and cultural history. Don’t have a Kindle? Maybe it was because they keep talking about meditation, but the peaceful way in which this entire life of a person was told made me feel like I was coming to my senses after a long meditation when I completed the book.

In other projects Wikiquote. Hesse suggested that he imagined the book’s narrator writing around the start of the 25th century. The final pages or so of the work are an appendix with includes poems and three lives written by Knecht during his years as a student.

This is likely why Hesse places so much emphasis on the master-student dynamic. An interesting construct, but the weight of the last was too little for the heavy front. It is recounted by a nameless, pedantic narrator.

I know those sort of players are very rare. It is a great good fortune that we have these works, and of course we Castalians live almost entirely by them These characters are slowly and well-developed and are modeled on various historical figures. In particular, the introduction is extraordinarily thought-provoking in anticipating the inter-connectedness of the world post-internet.

El Juego de Abalorios

The stories are presented as exercises by Knecht imagining his life had he been born in another time and place. The one aspect of Castalia that I liked was how clash wbalorios ideas and fruitful arguments were their way of life. I do not want to go out into the world with insurance in my pocket, in case I am disappointed.


Does that make sense? I recognise the experience.

El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse (4 star ratings)

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Yet I don’t know how I feel about the book. Readers should be prepared to spend some time with the work which under the best of circumstances will be a struggle to read in places. He came her as often as he could But these are frivolous issues.

Get to Know Us. Later on, when Knecht is chosen as Magister Ludi, more hese being delighted by his power, he is wary of the responsibilities and how it will cut into his freedom.

In honoring him in its Award Ceremony Speech, the Swedish Academy abaoorios that the novel “occupies a speci Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing German-language text. It is also most certainly a tough book to continue reading after a point.

No its like uhhhhh. The kind of mystery that Hesse seems to prefer are magical in the true sense of the term.