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The glass bead game (Magister Ludi) / Hermann Hesse ; translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston ; with a foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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).
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC HESSE (Text) 33892000305087 Adult Fiction Book None 02/08/1996 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0030818516
  • ISBN: 003084066X
  • Physical Description: xix, 558 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of Das Glasperlenspiel.
Formatted Contents Note:
The glass bead game: a general introduction to its history for the layman -- The life of Magister Ludi Joseph Knecht -- The call -- Waldzell -- Years of freedom -- Two orders -- The mission -- Magister Ludi -- In office -- The two Poles -- A conversation -- Preparations -- The circular letter -- The legend -- Joseph Knecht's posthumous writings -- The poems of Knecht's student years -- The three lives -- The rainmaker -- The father confessor -- The Indian life.
Summary, etc.:
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).
Subject: Enlightenment (Buddhism) > Fiction.
Psychological games > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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