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Publisher Description

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

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
July 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
New Directions
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
6.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Igorbaks ,

Couldn't stop reading this astonishing book........

The entire Buddhist philosophy inscribed on a few pages...

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