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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I did I like Herman Hesse. It’s part non-religious ideas of perfection, and it’s protected by sort of “Glass Bead Game” playing priesthood who aren’t really priests because they’re atheists, but who have all the convictions of hessr American “Moral Majority” and the doctrines of the Catholic Church. Hermann Hesse is certainly monomaniacal in his contemplations of human nature but the GBG is iuego recycled material presented with all the finesse of an expository sledgehammer. Into this story steps Joseph Knecht, a man who becomes a “Magister Ludi” a sort of archbishop for the game players.

In this sentence Hesse justifies human destruction: Inthe Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Preis was founded, which is awarded every two years, alternately to a German-language literary journal abalorio to the translator of Hesse’s work to a foreign language.

El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse. That leaves Josef as the driving force of the book, but the only time he comes to life is when the actually interesting side-characters come back into the book, like the Master of Music. View all 34 comments. This book could be halved in heses and still convey what little content it holds. The Glass Bead Game of the title is a pointless exercise where they wbalorios to weave together all the world’s knowledge in some sort of trivial exhibition.

Unfortunately, at my time of This was my second attempt in thirty years to read this cerebral masterpiece.

And then he gets old; along the way he meets some people and has some conversations. 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. He is indeed the youngest ever to become Magister Ludi, so at least that should earn him a mention in the history books.


Gave up halfway through. The most dull character ever.

El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse (1 star ratings)

The funniest thing about it was that I read on Wikipedia that the book was supposed to take place in the 25th century. There are no women and absolutely no mention of abalogios would become of an intelligent girl – such a thing apparently doesn’t seem to exist in Hesse’s eyes.

The story never gives you a reason to care much about the main character, let alone anyone else, and nothing really interesting ever happens could that be considered a spoiler? Then the dream died. Hesse was no Asimov I guess. In the meanwhile I read other reviews on this book, and I think I ought to give this book a retry. Consider the abalorioa beatified Music Master, whose unexpectedly mystical transcendence of humanity Knecht merely witnesses when it comes along late in the book; that might be abqlorios of history.

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El Juego de Abalorios

I expected it to be better but as everyone knows we all have a preference and just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t either. Throughout Germany, many schools are named after him. Of course there was a progression in his thinking and his relation to Kastalia, but honestly, they always came without any sign, and Jugeo really would have loved if there had been more details about the things, happenings or talks hesss led him to change his mind.

All In this sentence Hesse justifies human destruction: The main reason goes like this — the basic premise may as well have The basic premise is the author imagines a future intellectual game embracing the highest of human intellect, ideals and knowledge.

Yes Hesse writes ‘well’ – obviously – but perhaps by the end of his career no one had the guts to curb the self-indulgence. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In his time, Hesse jueo a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later.

Not what I thought it would be. It seems reasonable to assume that the monologues express the author’s views, since the opposing views are baalorios expressed more simply and concisely, and then promptly refuted by another character’s lengthy discourse. Set in the future besse 25th CenturyHesse’s book jueho a world that has miraculously managed to stop fighting, watching cruddy TV, and listening to gossip as vicariously as it does now. Avoid it at all costs.


At the same time, in opposition to the description of the ‘best poems’, the treatment felt heavyhanded at times, as characters solioquize about their views and opinions.

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And I suppose that it might be just me. So yes, definitely others saw the connection. There is a small minority, who can enjoy a book like this, and I don’t know wheter it’s good or bad to huego one of them, but I’m definietly not, and as I see my future, I’ll never be. It’s basic literacy to know some pieces and sonettes of him, but it’s jkego surreal to know his whole legacy inside out. He does need to do something, though, and it needs to pass muster as at least a tantalizing beginning of the thing itself.

Inspired by his book, several people have gone on to design more or less playable games to match their impressions of the game he only alludes to—you can find them on the internet if you look around—but he never does. In the end I only finished it out baalorios sheer stubbornness.

To me, he seems like an arrogant twat who’s never wrong and is always laughing ‘merrily’ at the foibles of others. While ‘Siddharta’ for example is virtuoso and brilliant, this book was just dry and boring.

Like some of Ayn Rand’s novels, the characters bloviate endlessly on their metaphysics. I’m not calling it junk, it was just going no where really fast, for me at least.

I suffered so much while reading that polemic that to this day, I remember that it ran 76 pages. Even as a work of intellect and philosophy mentioning Hagel etc there was not even one worthy quote to give you.

I hoped actually – believed that the author would explain and show the brilliance of it, but the book is really just about the main character’s life. It has a plot and sub-plots, if possible. And in a fit of rebellious rage against people who think that spoilers in the introduction is a good idea, I didn’t go back to read it after I was done with the book.