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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What is this bullshit? Quotes from El juego de los a How many times is the fact that Joseph postpones his game instruction mentioned in the ep chapter?

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game : Hermann Hesse :

This was my second xe in thirty years to read this cerebral masterpiece. Humans have their individual consciousness and hence the individual responsability and have to respond for their crimes.

Within this system, all concepts are encoded on beads, and it seems any of them can meaningfully combine with any other, such that wild new ideas emerge in the interplay. But Hesse wanted it to crown a towering edifice, worthy of the sense of weight and magnitude that was, in fact, only the subject of the idea rather than its dimensions.

I’m told I’m uuego allowed to call this book “pretentious hogwash”, so I won’t. No matter how great the author, I refuse to be taken on a ponderous lengthy ride to nowhere. 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.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game

There are no objectives. The author must surely have realised, given the premise of the glass bead game, that Joseph needed to play the game to abaoorios the point? A waste of time. Excluding this, I only read Sidharta from Hesse, so I can’t really judge him by f I didn’t like this book for several reasons.

El Juego de Los Abalorios

One of the ek books I have ever read. When I discovered that the book does not include female characters of any substance, I did not read beyond the one hundredth page. Meanwhile, we watch a pleasant, unassuming, talented young boy as he is handpicked by a professor, becomes a promising student whose great potential is remarked on by everyone he meets, and moves on to become a professor at a young age.


Only the final essays are more digestible, though they add little to the content. We also know that Hesse was fascinated with magic. Even juegoo youthful writings, a strange little coda to his own life story, echo the pattern of fervent affirmation of the importance of a character—plainly himself in thin disguise, but hesee being described, just as fawningly, in his own voice—who goes on to do nothing much.

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.

It cannot be blamed for creating darkness, evil and hatred which are created by human selfishness and a lust for power, loss etc.

I found it a most peaceful and delightful book, but then a society who reveres learning eel scholarly study is my idea of heaven!

Throughout Germany, many schools are named after him. I read the whole story but I stopped at the end where the three manuscripts of Joseph Knecht’s had been preserved. Ok, it was pretty enough once, not for four times.

He does need to do something, though, and it needs to pass muster as at least a tantalizing beginning of the thing itself. He goes to some meetings, meets people and studies. His life is a dull blank, undeserving of a biography at all, especially when at least three other characters go by who might actually have made good reading. It could have been condensed down into about five pages, and made essentially the same impact.

Deux Ex Machina; character reputation saved by random, meaningless death. I understand all those lucid, poetic thoughts but I can’t stand the fact that they are being repeated, expanded too much.

Hesse has portrayed the usual, high-spirited, correct ideas puts me to sleep. There is absolutely no story dynamic. Consequently, I hated it. In the end, it feels like Hesse really wanted to write a book on philosophy, and somehow thought he needed to bolt that onto a weak story to make it work. I struggled through it. It’s like Eco uses the cabbalistic references in Foucaults Pendulum, or Hessse uses the Shakespeare quotations in brave new world. To make matters worse, there are three appendices purportedly written by the fictional protagonist which are weary things indeed after enduring the prior book.


One last thing about the characters, am I the only ds, who noticed that there were at least no female abwlorios in this book?

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.

If someone likes this kind of story telling, I accept it, but it was far too much for me. The main problem was that my expectations were quite high. In the meanwhile I read other reviews on this book, and I think I ought to give this abaloriios a retry.

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One of my indictments of this book comes ironically, from the author’s own words: Characters I couldn’t care less about. The Nobel judges should be embarrassed.

Lui lo trova insuperabile, io uno scoglio insormontabile. If you are expecting deep meaning across religion and knowledge, reduce those expectations. I really did not like the Glass Bead Game. Rl the destruction of this world, commited by known and unknown people, cannot be imputed to some “Cosmic Reason”.

You would be better off reading Neal Stephenson’s Anathem that has a similar setting, a good number of meals for thought, and a proper plot that might actually be too crazy. And I suppose that it might be just me. Hesse was no Asimov I guess. And there is always a young boy, looking for the big thruth that he finally wont find, or if he finds it, it turns out to be a lie.

I never really got how it worked or what the point was supposed to be.