January 1, 1996
January 1, 1996
This classic of twentieth-century literature chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha - a spiritual journey that has inspired generations of readers. Here is a fresh translation from Sherab Chodzin Kohn, a translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Kohn's translation conveys the philosophical and spiritual nuances of Hesse's text, paying special attention to the qualities of meditative experience. This edition also includes an introduction exploring Hesse's own spiritual journey as evidenced in his journals and personal letters.
An allegorical novel by the celebrated German writer. Siddhartha, the hero, is a type of Buddhist Everyman, who passes through many temptations and trials on his way to purification. The different stages of his spiritual development are represented by the various roles he takes on: wanderer, courtier, merchant, and hermit. Originally published in Germany in 1923, "Siddhartha" has been a perennial bestseller since its American publication in 1951.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Classics, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities, Human Qualities + Behavior, Types of Characters, Settings, Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy, Literary
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Hermann Hesse
- Online Item #: 11400735
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-5512
- ISBN: 9780553208849
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported