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"I cannot read Hermann Hesse without feeling that I am drawn into the presence of a deeply serious mind, a mind that is searching for the meaning of life." - Carl Jung

New translation of the original German manuscript of Hermann Hesse's Nobel Prize-winning novel "Siddhartha". This edition also contains an epilogue by the translator, a philosophical glossary of concepts used by Hesse and a chronology of his life and work. Hesse won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947.

"Siddhartha" is one of Hesse's most famous works, chronicling the spiritual journey of Siddhartha. This is synthesis of various philosophical thoughts, including those of Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, combined with Hindu Yoga and the panpsychism of St. Francis. The story follows Siddhartha as he transitions through life's various challenges, seeking inner peace and enlightenment. After multiple life experiences, including the pain of parenthood and the brink of self-destruction, Siddhartha discovers that true enlightenment lies in unconditional love and admiration for the world. It is notable for its exploration of the path to enlightenment, drawing heavily from Buddhist and Hindu philosophies. An interesting fact is that the story is not about the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, but rather a fictional character with the same name. It is a spiritual novel that traces the journey of its eponymous protagonist in search of enlightenment and a deeper understanding of existence. Hesse's exploration of Eastern philosophy, the search for inner peace and the interconnectedness of all beings is what makes this work significant. It has influenced literature by introducing readers to Eastern philosophies and inspiring a renewed interest in spiritual quests and self-realization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798881112493
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 01/26/2024
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 310,689
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. Profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, Hesse’s books and essays reveal a deep spiritual influence that has captured the imagination of generations of readers. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, Demian and Magister Ludi. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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