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Siddhartha : an Indic poem / Hermann Hesse ; translated from the German by Rika Lesser ; with an introduction and notes by Robert A. F. Thurman ; George Stade, Consulting Editorial Director.

Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962 (Author). Lesser, Rika. (Added Author). Thurman, Robert A. F. (Added Author).

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One of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century, Hermann Hesse's SIDDHARTHA explores the strugle of the soul to see beyond the illusions of humankind and achieve a deeper wisdom through spirituality. Born into wealth and privilege, Siddhartha renounces his place among India's nobility to wander the countryside in search of meaning. He learns suffering and self-denial among a group of ascetics before meeting the Buddha and coming to realize that true peace cannot be taught: It must be experienced. Shanging his path yet again, Siddhartha reenters human society, marries, and earns a great fortune. Yet over time this life leaves Siddhartha restless and empty. He achives enlightenment only when he stops searching and surrenders to the oneness of all. Rika Lesser's new translation deftly evokes the lyricism and quiet beauty of Hesse's novel, which first appeared in German in 1922. At once personal and universal, SIDDHARTHA stands outside time, resonating in the hearts of truth seekers everywhere.--
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The Dalles Wasco County Library HESSE (Text) 33892006257639 FICTION Book None 10/31/2017 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781593083793
  • ISBN: 1593083793
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 140 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, c2007.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-140).
Summary, etc.:
One of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century, Hermann Hesse's SIDDHARTHA explores the strugle of the soul to see beyond the illusions of humankind and achieve a deeper wisdom through spirituality. Born into wealth and privilege, Siddhartha renounces his place among India's nobility to wander the countryside in search of meaning. He learns suffering and self-denial among a group of ascetics before meeting the Buddha and coming to realize that true peace cannot be taught: It must be experienced. Shanging his path yet again, Siddhartha reenters human society, marries, and earns a great fortune. Yet over time this life leaves Siddhartha restless and empty. He achives enlightenment only when he stops searching and surrenders to the oneness of all. Rika Lesser's new translation deftly evokes the lyricism and quiet beauty of Hesse's novel, which first appeared in German in 1922. At once personal and universal, SIDDHARTHA stands outside time, resonating in the hearts of truth seekers everywhere.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gautama Buddha > Fiction.
Buddhism > Fiction.

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