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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Hermann Hesse is certainly monomaniacal in his contemplations of human nature but the GBG is entirely abalorioss material presented with all the finesse of an expository sledgehammer. The summary of The Glass Bead Game is so intriguing.

Pitagoras, los chinos, los humanistas del Renacimiento, los romanticos, imaginaron una y otra vez ese juego. Don’t get me wrong, I can see the book’s well written, it’s just so sickly sweet over nesse general perfection of Knecht that I can feel myself slipping into a diabetic coma as we speak.

Then abaloros dream died. It contains many scientific references, mostly about music, old chinese or hindu or buddhist stories, and many other, deservedly forgotten artworks. Little to no food for thought.

If in fact Knecht ever does anything of greater historical importance than being generally agreeable and good at what he does, it is not told to us. This world had wiped out all western religions except Catholicism, and somehow decided “we’re going to live a better [i. I don’t recomend this book to anyone. It’s long and repetitive for no reason, it’s supposed to be about future but feels like it’s XIX century, the main character is considered to be a genius but he never does anything to suggest that he is special.

El Juego de Los Abalorios : Hermann Hesse :

Further sorry if this is a spoiler the issue which finally confirmed this is a poor novel is that the aforementioned clever guy at the culmination had to write an extended memo to his leader to explain himself and his view of the future. An elaborately wrapped present with no gift inside.


In my estimation, this book has none of those qualities. Our one glimpse of the practical nature of the game has all the fanfare of a whoopee cushion.

After all the praise I stuck through a boring start, through a dull middle and all the way to the lacklustre end of this book. But Hesse wanted it to crown a towering edifice, abalirios of the sense of weight and magnitude that was, in fact, only the subject of the idea rather than its dimensions.

I really struggled to finish this book. I was about fifty percent through the book, bored out of my mind, and I started reading reviews trying to get some motivation to finish this tome. You’re reading a biography, albeit a fictional one, and …more I would say if you’re waiting for a big event, or grand set piece, that doesn’t really happen.

El Juego de Abalorios

Kate Parr I would say if you’re waiting for a aballrios event, or grand set piece, that doesn’t really happen. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I expected it to be better but as everyone knows we all have a preference and just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t either.

It’s part non-religious ideas of perfection, and it’s protected by sort of “Glass Bead Game” playing priesthood who aren’t really priests because they’re atheists, but who have all the convictions of the American “Moral Majority” and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

I abalorioss I like Herman Hesse. But Hesse fooled himself, and in his excitement he determined to write a very long novel, and that was a mistake from which there could be no recovery.

Books by Hermann Hesse. I like Siddhartha, I remember liking Steppenwolf, I like huge sagas lo probe the mind. A big fat nothing. This book could be halved in length and still convey what little content it holds. Here is the complex discourse wherein some kind of game, abaloriios competition or contest, can flourish, a game of all human learning, ranging uuego lightning from one discipline to another, referencing everything.


And the more ambient suspense the author generates by promising a brilliant reality, without ever showing even a flickering corner of it, the worse the bland filler starts to smell when it all gets stale.

In my mind it took place in the middle ages or something. He goes to some meetings, meets people and studies. Ok, it was pretty enough once, not for four times. The basic premise is the author imagines a future intellectual game embracing the highest of human intellect, ideals and knowledge.

Spiritual texts masquerading as novels are probably not for me. Hesse did read Plato’s work as well abalorioa a story of Jesus-man jufgo by devil in a desert, yet didn’t grasp the meaning. This is beautiful description of the involution of the human society represented by Kneht who turned his back to the spiritual world, its morality, universal culture and spiritual nobility and who hwsse as a human to become “more instinctual than intellectual”, that is – worst than animals or, as Hesse suggests: The author must surely have realised, given the premise of the glass bead game, that Joseph needed to play the game to make the point?

I was intrigued by the concept of the Game. Of course, a writer needs to be jueo to let the reader fill in empty spaces that the story only sketches with spare gestures. There is lots to ponder here.