Siddhartha (Hardcover)

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    Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism–into a unique vision of life as expressed through one man’s search for meaning.

    It is the story of the quest of Siddhartha, a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege and comfort to seek spiritual fulfillment and wisdom. On his journey, Siddhartha encounters wandering ascetics, Buddhist monks, and successful merchants, as well as a courtesan named Kamala and a simple ferryman who has attained enlightenment. Traveling among these people and experiencing life’s vital passages–love, work, friendship, and fatherhood–Siddhartha discovers that true knowledge is guided from within.

    Susan Bernofsky’s magnificent new translation brings out Hesse’s inspired lyricism and his elegant, melodious cadences, illuminating the novel’s universal themes and timeless wisdom about the human condition.

    This original Modern Library edition includes a lively new Introduction by Tom Robbins and a glossary of Indian terms.

    Specs

    ISBN 9780679643364
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 160
    Publisher Date 2006-07-11 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Modern Library
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 7.25 in
    Wdth 4.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hesse, Hermann
    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    Country of Origin United States

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