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Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse


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PUBLISHED: 7th August 2008
ISBN: 9780141189574
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Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this title tells the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha.
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  • Paperback
    $14.39
PUBLISHED: 7th August 2008
ISBN: 9780141189574
ANNOTATION:
Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this title tells the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha.

Annotation

Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this title tells the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Hermann Hesse was born in southern Germany in 1877. His most famous works are Siddhartha (1922), Journey to the East (1932), Demian (1919), Steppenwolf (1927), and Narcissus and Goldmund (1930). Hesse died at his home in Switzerland in 1962.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.

Review

A writer of genius The Times A subtle distillation of wisdom, stylistic grace and symmetry of form The Sunday Times

Product Details

Pages
144
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0141189576
ISBN-13
9780141189574
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-08-07
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Author
Hermann Hesse
Media
Book
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Translator
Hilda Rosner
Translated from
German