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Siddhartha

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Siddhartha
Title
Siddhartha
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Hermann Hesse ; translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel ; with an introduction by Ralph Freedman
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eng
Summary
The classic novel of a quest for knowledge that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadThough set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book's debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hermann Hesse's time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism–into a unique vision of life as expressed through one man's search for meaning. It is the story of the quest of Siddhartha, a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege and comfort to seek spiritual fulfillment and wisdom. On his journey, Siddhartha encounters wandering ascetics, Buddhist monks, and successful merchants, as well as a courtesan named Kamala and a simple ferryman who has attained enlightenment. Traveling among these people and experiencing life's vital passages–love, work, friendship, and fatherhood–Siddhartha discovers that true knowledge is guided from within. Susan Bernofsky's magnificent translation brings out Hesse's inspired lyricism and his elegant, melodious cadences, illuminating the novel's universal themes and timeless wisdom about the human condition. This original Modern Library edition includes a lively new Introduction by Tom Robbins and a glossary of Indian terms
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Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths
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Great American Read, 2018.
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10316564
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DLC
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1877-1962
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  • Hesse, Hermann
  • Bernofsky, Susan
Dewey number
833.912
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no index present
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1010
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Neugroschel, Joachim
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Penguin twentieth-century classics
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
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an Indian tale
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Siddhartha
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780307423696
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optical disk
Label
Siddhartha
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5beb7938-ef41-49b4-8689-c760b1ebced5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780307423696
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optical disk

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