The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel

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The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel

by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Clara Winston, Richard Winston

Picador | December 6, 2002 | Trade Paperback

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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 flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 Pages, 5.91 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: December 6, 2002

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312278497

ISBN - 13: 9780312278496

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel

The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel

by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Clara Winston, Richard Winston

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 Pages, 5.91 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: December 6, 2002

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312278497

ISBN - 13: 9780312278496

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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 flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

About the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.
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