The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse audiobook

The Glass Bead Game

By Hermann Hesse
Read by David Colacci

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792756088

  • ISBN: 9780792758310

  • ISBN: 9780792758112

Runtime: 21.27 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 twenty-third 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).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intricate bildungsroman about humanity’s eternal quest for enlightenment and for synthesis of the intellectual and the participatory life.” Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
“While the length may seem daunting, Colacci's voice remains fresh through the 17th CD of this captivating novel.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Hermann Hesse

Author Bio: Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (1877–1962) was born in Germany 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 many generations of readers. In 1946 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 21.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English