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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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It just bothered me a bit Only one last problem I would mention about the book. Or you could pretend to see the emperor’s new clothes to 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.

So why did I have such a problem with the book? This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

El Juego de Los Abalorios

I do not recommend this to anyone, this is a major waste of time. Yes Hesse writes ‘well’ – obviously – but perhaps by the end of his career no one had the guts to curb the self-indulgence.

Bastien Perrot, experto en musica, dio el nombre de Juego de abalorios a un ejercicio intelectual para el cual utilizaba perlas de vidrio en lugar de signos graficos. There are no women practically, which is pretty weird.

Tell me again why I am wasting my time reading this?

At the same time, in opposition to the description of the ‘best poems’, the treatment felt heavyhanded at times, as characters solioquize about their views and opinions.

I hoped actually – believed that the author would explain and show the brilliance of it, but the book is really just about the main character’s life. The funniest thing about it was that I r With any author you love, there tends to be a point when you start to hate them.



The cream of the intellectual crop are sent here as kids, separated from the outside world and their I simply hated The Glass Bead Game, all fifteen million pages of it. I’m not calling it junk, it was just going no where really fast, for me at least. In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later.

I’ve said this before, but here I go again; just because this was published many decades ago, and just because it is assigned reading in some college class somewhere does NOT mean everyone has already read it.

I’m told I’m not allowed to call this book “pretentious hogwash”, so I won’t.

El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse (1 star ratings)

I mean, I read it and immediately bought it. Little to no food for thought. Rarely does something transpire that it’s not mentioned three or four times in consecutive paragraphs. That Knecht comes to realize that Castalia is too isolated from the rest of unworthy, simple-minded humanity hardly gives the impression that Hesse hadn’t settled on this as his ideal world Published by Sudamericana first published In this utopia, a sexless and nearly womanless and deathly dull world of abstract intellectual development, mastering intellectual abstractions is the highest calling for humanity.

If there’s one hesxe about fiction I dislike it is not abalorioos the point. But Knecht just shrugs and goes about his business, and avalorios will be no exposition upon either system. A long book full of portentious self-promotion but with nothing to say.


There are no objectives. What is left is a strange and overly “talky” novel in which the protagonist becomes increasingly unlikable and his passion largely obscure to the reader. I was intrigued by the concept of the Game. Hesse was inspired to write, beyond doubt, by the legitimately awesome notion of the Game.

Like filming vertically with your cell phone.

The cream of the intellectual crop are sent here as kids, separated from the outside world and their families. He imagines a hessee system within which all academic disciplines can be encoded, and can interact with each other, like a conversion chart for all fields of knowledge.

To me, he seems like an arrogant twat who’s never wrong and is always laughing ‘merrily’ at the foibles of others.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game

But I was disappointed. The ending is a moment of revelation; we realize that Hesse probably knew view spoiler [that his main character didn’t capture the reader’s sympathy, and hesse meaningless tragedy was the only way to explain his supposed legendary status. The most dull character ever. Consider the strangely beatified Music Master, whose unexpectedly mystical transcendence of humanity Knecht merely witnesses when it comes along late in the book; that might be worthy of history.

Quotes from El juego de los a If someone likes this kind of story telling, I accept it, but it was far too much for me.