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In the shade of a banyan tree, a grizzled ferryman sits listening to the river. Some say he's a sage. He was once a wandering shramana and, briefly, like thousands of others, he followed Gotama the Buddha, enraptured by his sermons. But this man, Siddhartha, was not a follower of any but his own soul. Born the son of a Brahmin, Siddhartha was blessed in appearance, intelligence, and charisma. In order to find meaning in life, he discarded his promising future for the life of a wandering ascetic. Still, true happiness evaded him. Then a life of pleasure and titillation merely eroded away his spiritual gains until he was just like all the other "child people," dragged around by his desires. Like Hermann Hesse's other creations of struggling young men, Siddhartha has a good dose of European angst and stubborn individualism. His final epiphany challenges both the Buddhist and the Hindu ideals of enlightenment. Neither a practitioner nor a devotee, neither meditating nor reciting, Siddhartha comes to blend in with the world, resonating with the rhythms of nature, bending the reader's ear down to hear answers from the river. In this translation Sherab Chodzin Kohn captures the slow, spare lyricism of Siddhartha's search, putting her version on par with Hilda Rosner's standard edition. --Brian Bruya buddhism,classics,history,humanities,literary,literature,literature and fiction,religion and spirituality,religious,religious studies Buddhism, New Directions

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Here the spirituality of the East and the West have met in a novel that enfigures deep human wisdom with a rich and colorful imagination. Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul''s long quest in search of he ultimate answer to the enigma of man''s role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple''s role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt—a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of struggle with his own son, to final renunciation and self-knowledge. The name Siddhartha is one often given to the Buddha himself—perhaps a clue to Hesse''s aims in contrasting the traditional legendary figure with his own conception, as a European (Hesse was Swiss), of a spiritual explorer. Hermann Hesse, Books, Fiction and Literature, Siddhartha Books>Fiction and Literature, WW Norton

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[SR: 400266], Paperback, [EAN: 9780811200684], New Directions, New Directions, Book, [PU: New Directions], 1957-02-01, New Directions, Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul's long quest...., 590912, Classics, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 275105, Novels & Novelists, 275068, History & Criticism, 275389, Poetry, Drama & Criticism, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 497476, Philosophy, 277260, Buddhism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Paperback, [PU: New Directions Publishing Corporation], A young Indian mystic, a contemporary of Buddha, sacrifices everything to search for the true meaning of life., Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers

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Siddhartha
Author:

Hesse, Hermann

Title:

Siddhartha

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081120068X

A book--rare in our arid age--that takes root in the heart and grows there for a lifetime.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780811200684
ISBN (ISBN-10): 081120068X
Paperback
Publishing year: 1957
Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS
122 Pages
Weight: 0,122 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 081120068X

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