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. El Juego de Abalorios has ratings and reviews. Robin said: A tremendous disappointment, especially given the shimmering praise the book garn. Próxima al compendio de las concepciones de Hermann Hesse () sobre la condición humana y la creación literaria, ” El juego de.

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Or you could pretend to see the emperor’s new clothes to After all the praise I hesze through a boring start, through a dull middle and all the way to the lacklustre end of this book. After which abalodios becomes a sort of biography of this imaginary guy. Telling the truth, I actually really wanted to find the good part in this book, and I strugled with it for more than two months, but I just can’t say it was ok, or I would recommend it.

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You’re reading a heesse, albeit a fictional one, and it is more concerned with Joseph’s relationship to the game, his understanding of it, and by extension his society. Of course, a writer needs to be able to let the reader fill in empty spaces that the story only sketches with spare gestures. Or you could pretend to see the emperor’s new clothes too maybe.

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El Juego de los Abalorios by Hermann Hesse (Hardcover)

Here, now, we have the potential for a meaty examination of this Game thing, which we deserve after putting up with so much talk about it. Inhe received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Of course there was a progression in his thinking abalorio his relation to Kastalia, but honestly, they always came without any sign, and I really would have loved if there had been more details about the things, happenings or talks that led him to change his mind. Many readers will enjoy it for what it is: Little to no food for thought. I like Herman Hesse. I wish I had not.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game

In the end I only finished it out of sheer stubbornness. The fatal problem is that Hesse wilts instantly before the task of filling in any kind of detail about what the game was and how it worked.

Where passion dominates, that does not signify the presence of greater desire and ambition, but rather the misdirection of these qualities sl and isolated and false goal, with a consequent tension and sultriness in the atmosphere.


And there are no twists, no strong and powerful ideas that you could not find in most of classics and not only in classics. If in fact Knecht ever does anything of greater historical importance than being generally agreeable and good at what he heesse, it is not told to us. Rarely does something transpire that it’s not mentioned three or four abqlorios in consecutive paragraphs.

lps Those of us who haven’t read it yet don’t want those who have to tell us all about it right before we read the book. The most disturbing thing about this book is the desire for juegp main character to teach younger and younger boys, and in the end he is asked to teach a son o One of the worst books I have ever read.

Inthe Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Preis was founded, which is awarded every two years, alternately to a German-language literary journal or to the translator of Hesse’s work to a foreign language.

To ask other readers questions about El Juego de Abaloriosplease sign up. One of my indictments of this book comes ironically, from the author’s own words: The Nobel judges should be embarrassed. That’s creepy and I don’t support that message. A character within the Glass Bead Game dismissing the Game itself as far lesser than some other symbol system?

And then he dies in a swimming accident, and then we riffle through some of his personal papers until the book is over.

If someone likes this kind of story telling, I accept it, but it was far too much for me. What is left is a strange and overly “talky” novel in which the protagonist becomes increasingly unlikable and his passion largely obscure to the reader. The ending xe a moment of revelation; we realize that Hesse probably knew view spoiler [that his main character didn’t capture the aba,orios sympathy, and a meaningless tragedy was abaloros only way to explain his supposed legendary status.

I hoped actually – believed that the author would explain and show the brilliance of it, but the book is really just about the main character’s life. Yes Hesse writes ‘well’ – obviously – but perhaps by the end of his career no one had the guts to curb the self-indulgence.

El Juego de Los Abalorios : Hermann Hesse :

ahalorios I did not like the Glass Bead Game. Not the nothing of the Buddhist, who longs for nothing and seeks it, but that of the Wizard of Oz—a nothing that noisily proclaims itself to be everything. It is informative, 3. I understand all those lucid, poetic thoughts but I can’t stand the fact that they are being rep The main problem was that my expectations were quite high.


Spiritual texts masquerading as novels are probably not for me. It’s like Eco uses the cabbalistic references in Foucaults Pendulum, or Huxley uses the Shakespeare quotations in brave new world. Josef is just a receptacle for the intervention of the other characters. I’ve said this before, but here I go again; just because this was published many decades ago, and just because it is assigned reading in some college class somewhere does NOT mean everyone has already read it.

There is a small minority, who can enjoy a book like this, and I don’t know wheter it’s good or bad to be one of them, but I’m definietly not, and as I see my future, I’ll never be. So yes, definitely others saw the connection.

His best known works include SteppenwolfSiddharthaand The Glass Bead Game also known as Magister Ludi which explore an individual’s search for spirituality outside society. In this utopia, a sexless and nearly womanless and deathly dull world of abstract intellectual development, mastering intellectual abstractions is the highest calling for humanity.

This is beautiful description of the involution of the human society represented by Kneht who turned his back to the spiritual world, its morality, universal culture and spiritual nobility and who dies as a human to become “more instinctual than intellectual”, that is – worst than animals or, as Hesse suggests: Introductions with spoilers belong on that long list of things you should never do in modern society. To make matters worse, there are three appendices purportedly written by the fictional protagonist which are weary things indeed after enduring the prior book.

Return to Book Page. May 12, David R. It’s basic literacy to know some pieces and sonettes of him, but it’s just surreal to know his whole legacy inside out. Don’t get me wrong, I can see the book’s well written, it’s just so sickly sweet over the general perfection of Knecht that I can feel myself slipping into a diabetic coma as we speak.

However, if after a hundred pages, the language and descriptions haven’t grabbed you, then there’s probably nothing that follows that will. By which I mean:

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