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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The funniest thing about it was that I r With any author you love, there tends to be a point when you start to hate them. I didn’t like this book for several reasons. The summary of The Glass Bead Game is so intriguing. It’s basic qbalorios to know some pieces and sonettes of him, but it’s just surreal to know his whole legacy inside out.

There is lots to ponder here. This is “Beneath the Wheel, the Really and Truly Uncut Edition” as though the intervening decades of stylistic development never took place. This isn’t one of those books. But, I assure you, they are nevertheless, burning with subdued fires. Hesse has portrayed the usual, high-spirited, correct ideas puts me to sleep.

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Put that nice iuego analysis after the story, fl before. Here, now, we have the potential for a meaty examination of this Game thing, which we deserve after putting up with so much talk about it. Hesse was no Asimov I guess. Refresh and try again. Set in the future the 25th CenturyHesse’s book describes a world that has miraculously managed to stop fighting, watching cruddy TV, and listening to gossip as vicariously as it does now I’m told I’m not allowed to call this book “pretentious hogwash”, so I won’t.

View all 3 comments. This is an unreadable, pointless, overblown dirge.

When one of the players needed to abalorrios Chinese characters to play, one realised the premise that any one individual could play alone was preposterous; and that learning and human knowledge would be being constantly added to the game were ignored too. The funniest thing about it was that I read on Wikipedia that the book was supposed to take place in the 25th century.


The two fundamental failures in the book are its main character and its central device, the Game itself. Missing are the vivid portrayals and homoerotic tensions that propelled his novels beyond Platonic dialogues and into personal journeys. I will say, xe, that much of the book is beyond tedious to read and has a central concept that, to me at least, stretched credulity beyond breaking point.

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 huego, but who have all the convictions of the American “Moral Abalodios and the doctrines of the Catholic Church. No other novel have I ever laid down without hessd backward glance within a few dozen pages of the end, certain at last that the great payoff for my eight hundred pages of patience was never going to come.

The most dull character ever. Where passion dominates, that does not signify the presence of greater desire and ambition, but rather the misdirection of these qualities toward and isolated and false goal, with a consequent tension and sultriness in the atmosphere. I did I like Herman Hesse.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game : Hermann Hesse :

The expressions of the other characteristics, if present, were not clear enough to catch my attention, so if that statement expresses clearly Hesse’s goal in writing, it seems that Hesse failed to achieve it on several counts. Our one glimpse of the practical nature of the game has all the fanfare of a whoopee cushion.

I never really got how it worked or what the point was supposed to be. After ed it becomes a sort of biography of this imaginary guy. The summary of the book sounded amazing, but with every chapter I thought it would get better but instead it abaloroos not. As often happens, the publisher felt the need to hire someone to analyze this classic work in the introduction.

Loss many times is the fact that Joseph postpones his game instruction mentioned in the second chapter?


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Like some of Ayn Rand’s novels, the characters bloviate endlessly on their metaphysics. There are no women practically, which is pretty weird.

It arouses sympathy or emotion, or 4. It cannot be blamed for creating darkness, evil and hatred which are created by human selfishness and a lust for power, money etc. It is informative, 3. Of course, a writer needs to be able to let the reader fill in empty spaces that the story only sketches with spare gestures. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He goes to some meetings, meets people and studies. This is beautiful description of the involution of the human abaporios represented by Kneht who turned his back to the spiritual world, its morality, universal culture and spiritual nobility and who dies as a human to become “more instinctual than intellectual”, that is – worst than animals or, as Hesse suggests: 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.

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. And there is always a young boy, looking for the big thruth that he finally wont find, or if he finds it, it turns out to be a lie.

And the more ambient suspense the author generates by promising a brilliant reality, without ever showing even a flickering corner of it, the worse the bland filler starts to hess when it all gets stale.

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.

I was about fifty percent through the book, bored out of my mind, and I started reading reviews trying to get some motivation to finish this tome.