Glass Bead Game


The Glass Bead Game refers to an ultra-aesthetic game that is played in the kingdom of Castalia around the year 2400. The game involves all branches of knowledge and spiritual values, especially those from the Far Eastern traditions.

ISBN: 9780099283621 Author: Hesse, Hermann Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 6th July 2000 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 833.912 (edition:21) Pages: 530 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge – of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower.

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