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Courier Dover Publications, Dec 1, 1998 - Fiction - 81 pages
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This classic novel of self-discovery has inspired generations of seekers. With parallels to the enlightenment of the Buddha, Hesse's Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of indulgent sensuality to the rigors of ascetism and self-denial. At last he learns that wisdom cannot be taught — it must come from one's own experience and inner struggle. Steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern mysticism, Siddhartha presents a strikingly original view of man and culture, and the arduous process of self-discovery that leads to reconciliation, harmony, and peace.

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Very Good Reading really nice writing! - weRead
A good piece of philosophical prose. - weRead
It gave me a good insight on findings of life. - weRead
Good intro into who the first recorded Buddha was. - weRead
to add to my journey of never ending confusion... - weRead
Easy to read and very thought-provoking. - weRead


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This is a beautiful book. Although i am not writing this review immediately after reading the book, but i guess the aftertaste the book has left makes this reviev more important. Read full review

a good one time read

User Review  - Anurag Kaliya - Flipkart

I looked the book. it makes for a good one time read. Hesse's storytelling is commendable. though I felt at some places that the story for a bit lost. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

When this German novelist, poet, and essayist publicly denounced the savagery and hatred of World War I, he was considered a traitor. He moved to Switzerland where he eventually became a naturalized citizen. He warned of the advent of World War II, predicting that cultureless efficiency would destroy the modern world. His theme is the conflict between the elements of a person's dual nature and the problem of spiritual loneliness. His first novel, Peter Camenzind, was published in 1904. His masterpiece, Death and the Lover (1930), contrasts a scholarly abbot and his beloved pupil, who leaves the monastery for the adventurous world. Steppenwolf (1927), a European bestseller, was published when defeated Germany had begun to plan for another war. It is the story of Haller, who recognizes in himself the blend of the human and wolfish traits of the completely sterile scholarly project. Hesse won the Nobel Prize in 1946. During the 1960s Hesse became a favorite writer of the counter culture, especially in the United States, though his critical reputation has never equaled his popularity. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

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