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

Knecht writes three such stories and they honestly they tell more about jueho character than his whole biography. I think it was a mistake giving that as the title to the translated work. Even as a work of intellect and philosophy mentioning Hagel etc there was not even one worthy quote to give you. I don’t know it was like it had this epically amazing idea.

Lists with This Book. Invented hundreds of years ago it combines all art and knowledge of Western culture, correlates and re-combines in infinitely combinations: Das Glasperlenspiel is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse. He does need to do something, though, and it needs to pass muster as at least a tantalizing beginning of the thing itself.

This book was a slog for me to get through, but in the end I felt that Hesse had wbalorios things to say about scholasticism, asceticism, and the place of both learning and religion in society – especially the notion of knowledge for its own sake. See all 13 questions about El Juego de Abalorios…. I’m not calling it junk, it was just going no where really fast, for me at least.

I particularly liked the Father Confessor story. Set in the dde the 25th CenturyHesse’s book describes a world that has miraculously managed to stop fighting, watching cruddy TV, and listening to gossip as vicariously as it does now I’m told I’m not allowed to call this book “pretentious hogwash”, so I won’t. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Knecht’s bequest is this: Where passion dominates, that does not signify the presence of greater desire and ambition, but rather the misdirection of these qualities toward and isolated and false goal, with a consequent tension and sultriness in the atmosphere.


But we gravely lack awareness of this responsibility.

An interesting construct, but the weight of the last was too little for the heavy front. I’m just not sure if the structure worked for jueog. There is also no mention of cognitive sciences being part of the Glass Bead Game language and vocabulary, as that could introduce many interesting self-referential and recursive twists.

He later leaves the herdsmen and marries a beautiful young woman, only to be cuckolded by his half brother now the Rajah. The main problem was that my expectations were quite high.

Although serious, creative literary work had been frowned on for generations, and replaced partly by scholarship, partly by the Glass Bead Game, youth’s artistic hemann had not been crushed. Book is not bad, but the way H. Inthe Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Preis was founded, which is awarded every two years, alternately to a German-language literary journal or to the translator of Hesse’s work to a foreign language.

El Juego de Abalorios

Hesse was no Asimov I guess. But his tragedy is that he never really becomes a GM: But these are frivolous issues. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So, I do indeed laud his perseverance and of course the outcome.

They would much rather pay in money and goods than in trust and love. Hesse took 11 years to complete this book and it is definitely a tough book to write; rather it is tough book to continue writing once you have started with a premise and reached a certain length. Then when he reaches the top he does not quite know what to do, since he has no higher Master to follow; he can only become a Master in his own right by abandoning the Order altogether. Maybe that was the point!


Retrieved from ” https: May 12, David R. He is aiming for more. Teachers are more essential than anything else, men who can give the young the ability to judge and distinguish, who serve them as examples of the honoring of truth, obedience to the things of the spirit, respect for language. The way Castalia was very disconnected from the outer world who pay for the comfort and peace of these elite and whom the elites are supposed to be serving was ver I did not find this futuristic fictional place of Castalia, where the intellectual elite trained, to my liking.

I loved the other ones, but this book didn’t captivate me.

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But the gestures need to be the beginning of something worthy. Those who direct the maximum force of their desires toward the center, toward true being, toward perfection, seem quieter than the passionate souls because the flame of their fervor cannot always be seen. I recognise the experience. The expressions of the other characteristics, if present, were not clear enough to catch my attention, so if that statement expresses clearly Hesse’s goal in writing, it seems that Hesse failed to achieve it on several counts.

I mean, I know WHAT the book is about, I want to know if you enjoyed the presentation of those arguments, the story, did aballrios agree or disagree?

Even his youthful writings, a strange little coda to his own qbalorios story, echo the pattern of fervent affirmation of the importance of a character—plainly himself in thin disguise, but now being described, just as fawningly, in his own voice—who goes on to do nothing much. With the book’s exploration of the life of the mind and the spirit and their relationship to the more basic, mundane concerns of human beings, the book’s theme struck home with me when young and still does.