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.

Author: Samuramar Kalar
Country: Mongolia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 2 August 2011
Pages: 379
PDF File Size: 11.71 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.17 Mb
ISBN: 911-2-83433-933-7
Downloads: 2816
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dutilar

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

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But I have to. Knecht remains in the Castalian community where he learns and rises and ultimately is accepted into the highest reaches of its hierarchy. Does that make sense?

El Juego de Abalorios

Two drafts of a fourth life were published inthe second version being recast in the first person and breaking off earlier. When I started reading this book, I remember I was very excited – it was about some game and I do so love games!

The idea underlying them always remained sacred to him, but he had recognized the particular forms that idea had assumed as mutable perishable, in need of criticism. The stories are presented as exercises by Knecht imagining his life had he been born in another time and place.

In these books it remains unclear if the author had a definite destination in mind, but seems to enjoy the ride, wherever it may take the reader. El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse.

Ganz so tief ging der Effekt diesmal nicht. Its like you hegmann this massive narrative Hmmmm. I found it a most peaceful and delightful book, but then a society who reveres learning and scholarly study is my idea of heaven!


Get to Know Us. Out of affection grew conflict, out of love war.

Language of that period is researched. I think if you are spiritually inclined you will love the book. He wishes to experience the same tranquility as the yogi, but is unable to stay. The beginning of the novel introduces the Music Master, the resident of Castalia who recruits Knecht as a young student and who is to have the most long-lasting and profound effect on Knecht throughout his life.

The Glass Bead Game takes place at an unspecified date centuries into the future.

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.

I think it was a mistake giving that as the title to the translated work. I’m just not sure if the structure worked for me. Thus the bulk of former elite pupils find their ultimate destiny as schoolmasters. It begins with a long introductory chapter about Castalia and its history before proceeding for most of the length of the book with the biography of Knecht. Reading the blurb of this book, my first by Hesse, I was immediately fascinated and felt compelled to read it.

The glass bead game unless I missed something never seems to be played in epic battle proportions as described in this book, its never openly laid out other than just the basic idea.

But not everyone can spend his entire life breathing, eating, and drinking nothing of abstractions.

Castilians are also taught meditation; and the book combines both Eastern and Western wisdom. In honoring him in its Award Ceremony Speech, the Swedish Academy said that the novel “occupies a special position” in Hesse’s work. Apparently, Hesse intended to explore several different lives of the same person as he is reincarnated. They might be valued at a distance and called on in emergencies, but others neither love them nor accept them, rather give them a wide bearth.


For a moment he was utterly dispensable, exempt from all responsibilities, not required to perform any tasks, to do any thinking. The time allotted to his tenure as Magister Ludi is short and the sense of Joseph Knecht struggling with his role so that his abnegation follows logically does not really emerge: Hesse is not a science fiction writer, and it was not his intention to create one.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This is not a novel written in the middle ages but in modern times, when there was no shortage of female intellectuals. The place, Castalia, is nothing but an ivory tower on feet of clay.

El Juego De Los Abalorios (Spanish Edition) eBook: Hermann Hesse: : Kindle Store

The second was grappling with the personalities of the students, the attainment and practice of authority and leadership – in other words, the joy of educating. The author is very deliberate about getting there, and does not care as much, or fails to hermnn the linear path. A heavy sense of philosophical idealism and monism underlies the game. Mervyn SavillRichard and Clara Winston Share your thoughts with other customers.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?