The Glass Bead Game

by Hermann Hesse, Richard Winston, Clara Winston, Theodore Ziolkowski

The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, ‘The Glass Bead Game’ is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature.Set in the 23rd century, ‘The Glass Bead Game’ is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow andflourish.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 558 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.11 out of 5
  • Published December 6th 2002 by Picador
  • Original Title: Das Glasperlenspiel
  • ISBN: 0312278497 (ISBN13: 9780312278496)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Joseph Valet
  • Literary Awards: Премія імені Максима Рильського (1992)

The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, ‘The Glass Bead Game’ is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature.Set in the 23rd century, ‘The Glass Bead Game’ is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).