The Journey to the East

The Journey to the East

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by Hermann Hesse
     
 

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2011 Reprint of 1957 English Translation. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Journey to the East" is written from the point of view of a man who becomes a member of "The League", a timeless religious sect whose members include famous fictional and real characters, such as Plato, Mozart, Pythagoras, Paul Klee, Don

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2011 Reprint of 1957 English Translation. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Journey to the East" is written from the point of view of a man who becomes a member of "The League", a timeless religious sect whose members include famous fictional and real characters, such as Plato, Mozart, Pythagoras, Paul Klee, Don Quixote, Tristram Shandy, Baudelaire, and the ferryman Vasudeva, a character from one of Hesse's earlier works, Siddhartha. A branch of the group goes on a pilgrimage to "the East" in search of the "ultimate Truth". The conclusion of the short novel is a stroke of Hesse's typical Eastern mysticism at its finest. Hermann Hesse was born in Calw in the Black Forest on July 2, 1877, and from an early age was obsessed with the mystery of existence and humanity's place in the Universe. The Journey to the East is Hesse's tale of inner pilgrimage, an allegory on human desire for enlightenment and the long road that must be traveled to that ultimate goal. Using remarkably clear and accessible language, the book brings together the experience and conclusions of many years of spiritual struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891396885
Publisher:
Martino Fine Books
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

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The Journey To The East 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So they after me it's not available in nook After I just paid for it. I would give zero stars if I could.
jamie3 More than 1 year ago
This is my all-time favorite book! I wish it was available on nook, as I lent out my hard copy and never got it back!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book is like taking a journey yourself. It seems to become predictable at one point, but hang on, the ending will blow you away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, it kept me transfixed and it stimulated my mind. It also gave me hope for our human culture. It says we are not only about industry and making money. There are actually life missons by peaceful souls aching for the human experience that the natural,with out the frills, with out the technology; An urge to discover the spiritual, the mystical. But I have to say, maybe I am not spiritually in tune with the message that the ending reveals, because I did not understand it at all. What is the deal with the statue??
Guest More than 1 year ago
A short marvolous book to be read in one night. Hesse continually keeps you thiking. Some mystical elements are present... the book should be titled 'reflections on a journey to the east' because no journey takes place, only a reflection of a youthful journey by secret societies; I will not spoil the stunning ending for you. a delight for the religous tempermante.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Journey to the East probably isn't within the canon of required reading at most schools and universities. However, it is an excellent story for discussion, especially for comparitive interpretation with works like Kafka's 'The Trial' and some of Borges' Ficciones.