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The Glass Bead Game  (Magister Ludi)
The Glass Bead Game - Magister Ludi
Author: Hermann Hesse, Richard Winston, Clara Winston (Translators)
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ISBN-13: 9780312278496
ISBN-10: 0312278497
Publication Date: 12/6/2002
Pages: 576
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Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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The final novel of Hermann Hesse, 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 twenty-third 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 philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game.)