Siddhartha (Paperback)

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By Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner (Translator)
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811200684
ISBN-10: 081120068X
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: January 17th, 1957
Pages: 122
Language: English