The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi).
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. The Glass Bead Game is an ultra-aesthetic game which is played by the scholars, creamed off in childhood and nurtured in elite schools, in the province of Castalia. The Master of the Glass Bead Game, Joseph Knecht, holds the most exalted office in Castalia. He personifies the detachment, serenity and aesthetic vision which reward a life dedicated to perfection of the intellect. This is Herman Hesse’s major contribution to contemporary philosophic literature and has a powerful vision of universality, the inner unity of man’s cultural ideals and his search for personal perfection and social responsibility. Item #28271
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