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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In the end I only finished it out of sheer stubbornness. He’s a man so syrupy in his “goodness” that he’d give diabetes to those who’ve never eaten sugar. The dialogue rarely felt real, like an actual conversation that real people might have, making it difficult to wade through. En el un grupo de oos se consagran a la musica, a la astronomia, a las matematicas, con absoluto desden por todo placer carnal.

A waste of time. A big fat nothing. View all 22 comments. Rarely does something transpire that it’s not mentioned three or four times in consecutive paragraphs. I struggled to even want to keep reading it.

That’s creepy and I don’t support that message. Like some of Ayn Rand’s novels, the characters bloviate endlessly on their metaphysics. Even his youthful abaloriso, a strange little coda to his own life story, echo the pattern of fervent affirmation of the importance of a character—plainly himself in thin disguise, but now being described, just as fawningly, in his own voice—who goes on to do nothing much.


When one of the players needed to learn 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.

This was my second attempt in thirty years to read this cerebral masterpiece.

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You would be better off reading Neal Stephenson’s Anathem that has a similar setting, a good number of meals for thought, and a proper plot that might actually be too crazy. I suffered so much while reading that polemic that to this day, I remember that it ran 76 pages. He makes frequent mention of music—indeed the deification of music, common among writers, is so relentless here as to become a minor problem in its own right—but no sign of how it relates to any other field.

But the gestures need to be the beginning of something worthy. In argument, for example, they will not shout or wave abalorioos arms.

Book is not bad, but the way H. Throughout Germany, many schools are named after him.

El Juego de Los Abalorios : Hermann Hesse :

Yes Hesse writes ‘well’ – obviously – but perhaps by the end of his career no one had the guts to curb the self-indulgence. Has Rowling read Hesse? So yes, definitely others saw the connection. Unfortunately, at my time of This was my second attempt in thirty years to read this juuego masterpiece. Like some of Ayn Rand’s novels, t If there’s one thing about fiction I dislike it is not “getting” the point.

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The most disturbing thing about this book is the desire for the main character to teach younger and younger boys, and in the end he is asked to teach a ls of his friend and for that purpose that friend even prepares a house in the mountains for abalorioz main character and his son. I fear that whatever Hesse reacted to in the s has long faded from view. Quotes from El juego de los a He need only sketch some part of it, fill in a detail here and a detail there that his characters can make part of their workaday conversations.

I struggled through it. I did not like the Glass Bead Game. I usually like weighty wordy novels where nothing in particular happens.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game

Open Preview See a Problem? What the fuck is the Glass Bead Game anyway? Then the dream died. I will say, however, 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. The most disturbing thing about this book is the desire for the main character to teach younger and younger boys, and in the end he is asked to teach a son o One of the worst books I have ever read.