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Synopsis: SIDDHARTHA

Hermann Hesse's moving and inspirational chronicle of spiritual evolution, "Siddhartha", includes a new introduction by bestselling author Paulo Coehlo in "Penguin Classics". "Siddhartha" is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, "Siddhartha" is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) suffered from depression, endured criticism for his pacifist views, and weathered series of personal crises which led him to undergo psychoanalysis with J. B. Lang; a process which resulted in "Demian" (1919), a novel whose main character is torn between the orderliness of bourgeois existence and the turbulent and enticing world of sensual experience. This dichotomy is prominent in Hesse's subsequent novels, including "Siddhartha" (1922), "Steppenwolf" (1927), "Narcissus" and "Goldmund" (1930) and his magnum opus, "The Glass Bead Game" (1943). Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world. Especially renowned for "The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes", he has sold more than 100 million books worldwide and has been translated into 66 languages. If you enjoyed "Siddhartha", you might like Hesse's "Steppenwolf", also available in "Penguin Classics". "A subtle distillation of wisdom, stylistic grace and symmetry of form". ("The Sunday Times"). "A writer of genius". ("The Times").

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ISBN 9780141189574
Weight 0.112
Publisher PENGUIN GROUP (UK)
Book Size (cm.) 129x198x12
Language English
Number of Pages 144

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Hermann Hesse's moving and inspirational chronicle of spiritual evolution, "Siddhartha", includes a new introduction by bestselling author Paulo Coehlo in "Penguin Classics". "Siddhartha" is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its ori view all

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HESSE, HERMANN

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Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi) which explore an individual's search for spirituality outside society.

In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later. 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.

Throughout Germany, many schools are named after him. In 1964, the Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Preis was founded, which is awarded every two years, alternately to a German-language literary journal or to the translator of Hesse's work to a foreign language. There is also a Hermann Hesse prize associated with the city of Karlsruhe,Germany.

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