The glass bead game: (Magister Ludi)

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H. Holt,
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1990, c1969.
The Glass Bead Game, for which Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is the author’s last and crowning achievement, the most imaginative and prophetic of all his novels. Setting the story in the distant postapocalyptic future, Hesse tells of an elite cult of intellectuals who play an elaborate game that uses all the cultural and scientific knowledge of the Ages. The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature.This edition features a Foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski that places the book in the full context of Hesse’s thought.
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display_description From the Publisher: The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature. 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).
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table_of_contents Glass bead game: a general introduction to its history for the layman -- Life of Magister Ludi Joseph Knecht -- 1: Call -- 2: Waldzell -- 3: Years of freedom -- 4: Two orders -- 5: Mission -- 6: Magister Ludi -- 7: In office -- 8: Two poles -- 9: Conversation -- 10: Preparations -- 11: Circular letter -- 12: Legend -- Joseph Knecht's posthumous writings -- Poems of Knecht's student years -- Three lives -- 1: Rainmaker -- 2: Father confessor -- 3: Indian life.
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title The glass bead game : (Magister Ludi)
title_alt Glasperlenspiel., Magister Ludi.
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title_full The glass bead game : (Magister Ludi) / Herman Hesse ; translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston ; foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski
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