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The glass bead game : (Magister Ludi)

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1990, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Owl book edView all editions and formats
From the Publisher: The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature. Set in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Psychological fiction
Utopian fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Hesse
ISBN: 080501246X 9780805012460 0312278497 9780312278496 0030818516 9780030818516
OCLC Number: 21914153
Notes: "An Owl Book."
Translation of: Das Glasperlenspiel.
Description: xix, 558 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Glass bead game: a general introduction to its history for the layman --
Life of Magister Ludi Joseph Knecht --
1: Call --
2: Waldzell --
3: Years of freedom --
4: Two orders --
5: Mission --
6: Magister Ludi --
7: In office --
8: Two poles --
9: Conversation --
10: Preparations --
11: Circular letter --
12: Legend --
Joseph Knecht's posthumous writings --
Poems of Knecht's student years --
Three lives --
1: Rainmaker --
2: Father confessor --
3: Indian life.
Other Titles: Glasperlenspiel.
Magister Ludi
Responsibility: Herman Hesse ; translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston ; foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski.


In an unspecified future symbolic world of the twenty-third century, Joseph Knecht achieves and rejects his long-sought ideal of uniting thought and action in isolated Castalia, where  Read more...


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