In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.
Number of Pages: 112
Publication Date: 3 Nov 2000
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publication City, Country: Boston, United States
Dimensions (cm): 22.9(H) x 15.3(L) x 1.2(W)
Weight (gm): 236
"Filled with timeless truths and told so
beautifully with images that burn deep into your being, Hesse's novel speaks powerfully to every generation of spiritual seekers. . . . A fresh translation of Siddhartha
that offers greater authenticity than any other translation--while still preserving the unique beauty of the original prose."-- Branches of Light
Hermann Hesse?s novels include The Glass Bead Game and Demian. The winner of the Nobel Prize, he died in 1962 at age 85. Ludwig Max Fischer, PhD, has been professor of German and comparative mythology or over thirty years at Willamette University in Salem, OR.