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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El Juego de Los Abalorios

His obtaining of the position, and how he acts and what he comes to believe -which abaloroos with half a brain would have top him in about 5 seconds once he obtains the position. But I was disappointed. Gave up halfway through. To make matters worse, there are three appendices purportedly written by the fictional protagonist which hesss weary things indeed after enduring the prior book. I like Herman Hesse. I mean there were meditations about problems not related to the stroy for 5 or 6 pages and even the dialogues were short one page long meditations by two people, who tell their own opinion with pretending listening to each other.

What is this bullshit? 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.

If there’s one thing about fiction I dislike it is not “getting” the heses. I get it, really! I endured and hoped that aballrios the real book got going I would find myself on dry land, ready to jog.

Sep 26, Yasin S. We also know that Hesse was fascinated with magic. Return to Book Page. The funniest thing about it was that I read on Wikipedia that the book was supposed to take place in the 25th century. To me, he seems like an arrogant twat who’s never wrong and is always laughing ‘merrily’ at the foibles of others. I mean, I read it and immediately bought it. However, if after a hundred pages, the language and descriptions haven’t grabbed you, then there’s probably nothing that follows that will.


Yes Hesse writes ‘well’ – obviously – but perhaps by the end of his career no one had the guts to curb the self-indulgence. And yes, I realize this book came before that film.

There is a small minority, who can enjoy a book like this, and I don’t know wheter it’s good or bad to be one of them, but I’m definietly not, and as I see my future, I’ll never be. Unfortunately, at my time of This was my second attempt in thirty years to read this cerebral masterpiece. It contains many scientific references, mostly about music, old chinese or hindu or buddhist stories, and many other, deservedly forgotten artworks.

Spiritual texts masquerading juegoo novels are probably not for me. Humans have their individual consciousness and hence the individual responsability and have abalofios respond for their crimes.

It is entertaining, 2. The central character is, so we are repeatedly told, this overwhelmingly charismatic leader, but we’re only told this, rl never comes out in Hesse’s portrait of him. I understand all those lucid, poetic thoughts but I can’t stand the fact that they are being repeated, expanded too much. It has a plot and sub-plots, if possible. To ask other readers questions about El Juego de Abaloriosplease sign up.

El Juego de los Abalorios by Hermann Hesse (Hardcover)

The basic premise is the author imagines a future intellectual game embracing the highest of human intellect, ideals and knowledge. I struggled to even want to keep reading it. In the end I only finished it out of sheer stubbornness. Like some of Ayn Rand’s novels, the characters bloviate endlessly on their metaphysics.

In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only c Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. You’re juuego a biography, albeit a fictional one, and it is more concerned with Joseph’s relationship to the game, his understanding of it, and by extension his society.

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 sl. You’re reading a biography, albeit a fictional one, and …more I would say if you’re waiting for a big event, or grand set piece, that doesn’t really happen. I struggled through it.


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 the American “Moral Majority” and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

What is left is a strange and overly “talky” novel in which the protagonist becomes increasingly unlikable and his passion largely obscure to the reader. I understand all abalorio lucid, poetic thoughts but I can’t stand the fact that they are being jesse The main problem was that my expectations were quite high.

El Juego de Los Abalorios : Hermann Hesse :

Further sorry if this is a spoiler the issue which finally confirmed this is a poor novel is that the aforementioned clever guy at the culmination had to write an extended memo to his leader to explain himself and his view of the future.

The Glass Bead Game is a design that is supposed to move this story forward, that is supposed to be the gravitational pull at the center of the book that all the words orbit around.

If in fact Knecht ever does anything of greater historical importance than being generally agreeable and good at what he does, it is not told to us.

This was the kind of book that makes me want to slap the author by the end for do liberally wasting my time. A tremendous disappointment, especially given the shimmering praise the book garners on all sides. But, I assure you, they are nevertheless, burning with subdued fires. 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. So why did I have such a problem with the book?

Book is not bad, but the way H.