Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse (Author) Hilda Rosner (Translator)
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Description

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near dispair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of life - the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom.

Product Details

Price
$10.95  $10.07
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 17, 1957
Pages
122
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.4 X 7.9 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811200684
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About the Author

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German poet and novelist. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. He was the author of works including Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and Demian.
Hilda Rosner is an author and translator.

Reviews

The cool and strangely simple story makes a beautiful little book, classic in proportion and style; it should be read slowly and with savor, preferably during the lonely hours of the night.
Hermann Hesse is the greatest writer of the century.
In Siddhartha the setting is Indian and we encounter the Buddha, but the author's ethos is still closer to Goethe.
One could even hope that Hesse's readers are hungrily imbibing Siddhartha, and that they will be so wisely foolish as to live by it.