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THE GLASS BEAD GAME: Magister Ludi

by Hermann Hesse

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New York: Henry Holt. 1943. S Soft Cover. New. Final novel by Hermann Hesse, published in two volumes in 1943 in German as Das Glasperlenspiel, and sometimes translated as Magister Ludi. The book is an intricate bildungsroman about humanity's eternal quest for enlightenment and for synthesis of the intellectual and the participatory life. Set in the 23rd century, the novel purports to be a biography of Josef Knecht ("servant" in German), who has been reared 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. This he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game). Synopsis: Setting his story in the distant, post-Holocaust future, Hesse tells of an elite cult of intellectuals occupying themselves with an elaborate game that employs all the cultural and scientific knowledge of the ages. The most imaginative and prophetic of Hesse's works. A Masterpiece! QUALITY PAPERBACK EDITION. 2000 edition.

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The Glass Bead Game is the last work and magnum opus of the German author Hermann Hesse. Begun in 1931 and published in Switzerland in 1943, after being rejected for publication in Nazi Germany, the book was mentioned in Hesse's citation for the 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Sacred Science Institute US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
144
Title
THE GLASS BEAD GAME: Magister Ludi
Author
Hermann Hesse
Format/binding
S Soft Cover
Book condition
New New
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Henry Holt
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1943
Keywords
METAPHYSICS OTHER SYMBOLISM MYSTICAL COSMOLOGY MATHEMATICS HARMONICS
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Metaphysics; Metaphysics Stock;

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