The Glass Bead Game

The title refers to an ultra-aesthetic game which is played by scholars in the kingdom of Castalia around the year 2400. This game involves all branches of knowledge, and spiritual values - especially those of the east. Hesse's longing to find a dynamic fusion of mind with nature is set forth more penetratingly in this book than in any other he wrote. Critics have seen in it a late, definitive stage in his thinking influenced by the tragedy of Europe in the Second World War.

Genre
Fiction
Topics
Epistemology, game, utopia
Author
Hermann Hesse
Publisher
Penguin
Format
Paperback

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