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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For me it was nothing new, breathtaking or at least intellectually provoking or challenging. An intriguing question less. Introductions with spoilers belong on that long list of things you should never do in modern society. One last thing about the characters, am I the only one, who noticed that there were at least no female oles in this book?

I endured and hoped that when the real book got going I would find myself on dry land, ready to jog. And then he dies in a swimming accident, and then we riffle through some of his personal papers until the book is over. It contains many scientific references, mostly about music, old chinese or hindu or buddhist stories, and many other, deservedly forgotten artworks. When one of the players needed to learn Chinese characters to play, one realised the premise that any one individual could play alone was preposterous; and that learning and human knowledge would be being constantly added to the game were ignored too.

This has been quite the disappointment. Ziolkowski and Hesse’s Introduction were for me like wading through a bog wearing hip-waders I have had that actual experience in life.

It has a plot and sub-plots, if possible. But I was disappointed.

There are no women and absolutely no mention of what would become of an intelligent girl – abaloroos a thing apparently doesn’t seem to exist in Hesse’s eyes. This isn’t one of those books.


He imagines a symbol system within which all academic disciplines can be encoded, and can interact with each other, like a conversion chart for all fields of knowledge. Open Preview See a Problem?

L’ultima ci sono andata vicina. Or you could pretend to see the emperor’s new clothes to After all the praise I stuck through a boring start, through a dull middle and all the way to the lacklustre end of this book. In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later.

Pitagoras, los chinos, los humanistas del Renacimiento, los romanticos, imaginaron una y otra vez ese juego. Hesse’s first great novel, “Peter Camenzind”, was received enthusiastically by young Germans desiring a different and more “natural” way of life at the time of great economic and technological progress in the country. In my mind it took place in the middle ages or something.

If in fact Knecht ever does anything of greater historical importance than being generally agreeable and good at what he does, it is not told to us.

This book could be halved in length and still convey what little content it holds. This was my second attempt in thirty years to read this cerebral masterpiece.

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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. Want to Read saving…. In conclusion, I jufgo rued selecting such a weighty tome from amongst Hesse’s oeuvre, and this certainly has not inspired me to ever read anything else from him! In argument, for example, they will not shout or wave their arms.

The summary of The Glass Bead Game is so intriguing. This is repeated ceaselessly throughout, in narrative asides.

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There are no women practically, which is pretty weird. Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. Excluding this, I only read Sidharta from Hesse, hessee I can’t really judge him by five stories including the three hsese ones at the end but i suppose he was desperately looking for some kind of ethernal peace, because in every story of him, there is at least one character, who already reached that kind of peace in his life, with actually going out of real life, and living his own life inside his brain, like Siddharta, the Jogi at the last story, the old priest in the second abalorois or the old music master.


In the meanwhile I read other reviews on this book, and I think I ought to give this book a retry. Rarely does something transpire that it’s not mentioned three or four times in consecutive paragraphs.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Characters I couldn’t care less about. The reason I did was simple. As often happens, the publisher felt the need to hire someone to analyze this classic work in the introduction. He makes frequent mention aablorios music—indeed the deification of music, common among writers, is so relentless here as to become a minor problem in its own right—but no sign of how ed relates hedse any other field.

I did I like Herman Hesse. The cream of the intellectual crop are sent here as kids, separated from the outside world and their I simply hated The Glass Bead Game, all fifteen million pages heses it.

He’s a man so syrupy in his “goodness” that he’d give diabetes to those who’ve never eaten sugar. I loved the other ones, but this book didn’t captivate me. One of the worst books I have ever read. I simply hated The Glass Bead Game, all fifteen million pages of it.

The dialogue rarely felt real, like an actual conversation that real people might have, making it difficult to wade through.