The Glass Bead Game

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312278496
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The Glass Bead Game from the Author: Hermann Hesse. 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 scholar-players of the Glass Bead Game perpetuate all spiritual values, in a new edition of the Nobel laureate's final novel. Reprint.

The Glass Bead Game Magister Ludi

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Holt McDougal
ISBN:
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The Glass Bead Game Magister Ludi from the Author: Hermann Hesse. 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).

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465551565
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Siddhartha from the Author: Hermann Hesse. Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul's long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigmaof man's role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple's role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt - a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of a strugglewith his own son, to final renunciation and self-knowledge.

The Sleepwalkers

Author: Hermann Broch
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307789167
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The Sleepwalkers from the Author: Hermann Broch. With his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch established himself as one of the great innovators of modern literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equal of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. Even as he grounded his narratives in the intimate daily life of Germany, Broch was identifying the oceanic changes that would shortly sweep that life into the abyss. Whether he is writing about a neurotic army officer (The Romantic), a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be assassin (The Anarchist), or an opportunistic war-deserter (The Relaist), Broch immerses himself in the twists of his characters' psyches, and at the same time soars above them, to produce a prophetic portrait of a world tormented by its loss of faith, morals, and reason.

The Seasons Of The Soul

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943137
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The Seasons Of The Soul from the Author: Hermann Hesse. Digte. A selection of sixty-eight poems which were written over a time span of sixty-four years

Making Glass Beads

Author: Cindy Jenkins
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579906337
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Making Glass Beads from the Author: Cindy Jenkins. This book shows crafters how to make their own colourful glass beads - a surprisingly quick and easy craft. Using a small, portable, and widely available torch, some purchased glass rods, and a few household tools, readers can make their own gorgeous glass beads on their first try. Also includes dozens of techniques for decorating the beads as well as easy directions for assembling the beads into handsome earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and pins.

El Juego De Abalorios The Glass Bead Game

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Sudamericana
ISBN: 9789500722520
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El Juego De Abalorios The Glass Bead Game from the Author: Hermann Hesse. Bastien Perrot, experto en musica, dio el nombre de Juego de abalorios a un ejercicio intelectual para el cual utilizaba perlas de vidrio en lugar de signos graficos. Pitagoras, los chinos, los humanistas del Renacimiento, los romanticos, imaginaron una y otra vez ese juego. "Aspiraban -dice Herman Hesse- a encerrar el universo espiritual en circulos concentricos y unir la belleza viviente del arte con la magia de las formulas propuestas por las ciencias exactas." En este relato, el autor imagina un Estado donde impera el Espiritu y cuyo nombre es Castalia, es decir, el pais de la castidad.En el un grupo de jovenes se consagran a la musica, a la astronomia, a las matematicas, con absoluto desden por todo placer carnal. En el centro de ellos, Joseph Knecht, representante de Ia orden laica de Castalia, ensena a los benedictinos el "juego de abalorios," entablando relaciones con la orden religiosa dirigida por un historiador, que de ese modo lo introduce en el seno mismo de la ciencia historica. Sera la Historia la encargada de demostrar que Castalia no puede ser eterna; el dinamismo del mundo exterior chocara irremediablemente contra la perfeccion inmovil del casto pais. Entonces se volveran mas reales las profeticas palabras de los poemas de Knecht: "Debernos ir alegres por la tierra/ sin aferrarnos nunca como a una patria; / el espiritu no quiere encadenarse.../ solo quien esta pronto para irse/ puede escapar al habito que mata."

Glass Bead Workshop

Author: Jeri Warhaftig
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 160059123X
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Glass Bead Workshop from the Author: Jeri Warhaftig. Glass beadmaking has exploded in popularity--and those artists who have successfully mastered the basics want more techniques to enhance their repertoire. Jeri Warhaftig, a respected and experienced teacher, offers intermediates her time-tested, workshop-based approach to expanding their beadmaking skills. In each superbly illustrated and illuminating chapter, she focuses on using current tools, new materials, and innovative methodology to produce a singular bead--with several variations for every one. The possibilities, from sandblasting to metal inclusions, are stupendous: Craft sculptural flower beads; create a lightweight, hollow seashell-shaped bead; and go for the "wow” factor with geode beads that enclose decorative elements within a layer of glass. Helpful tips are sprinkled throughout, and a gallery of additional work will inspire.

Beneath The Wheel

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466835044
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Beneath The Wheel from the Author: Hermann Hesse. Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans befriends a rebellious young poet, he begins to imagine other possibilities outside the narrowly circumscribed world of the academy. Finally sent home after a nervous breakdown, Hans is revived by nature and romance, and vows never to return to the gray conformity of the academic system.

Narcissus And Goldmund

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466835125
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Narcissus And Goldmund from the Author: Hermann Hesse. Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher's fierce intellect and sense of discipline. When Narcissus persuades the young student that he is not meant for a life of self-denial, Goldmund sets off in pursuit of aesthetic and physical pleasures, a path that leads him to a final, unexpected reunion with Narcissus.