Siddhartha

Siddhartha

An Indic Poem

Paperback - 2007
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 22.5pt"&&R&&LI&&RSiddhartha&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RHermann Hesse&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&L/P&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&ROne of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century, &&LSTRONG&&RHermann Hesse&&L/B&&R''s &&LI&&RSiddhartha&&L/I&&R explores the struggle of the soul to see beyond the illusions of humankind and achieve a deeper wisdom through spirituality.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RBorn 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. Changing his path yet again, Siddhartha reenters human society and earns a great fortune. Yet over time this life leaves Siddhartha restless and empty. He achieves enlightenment only when he stops searching and surrenders to the oneness of all. &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LSTRONG&&RRika Lesser&&L/B&&R''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, &&LI&&RSiddhartha&&L/I&&R stands outside of time, resonating in the hearts of truth-seekers everywhere.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LSTRONG&&RRobert A. F. Thurman&&L/B&&R holds the first endowed chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the United States, the Jey Tsong Khapa Chair at Columbia University. The first American to be ordained a Tibetan monk, he has been a student and friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for forty years. Thurman is the author of numerous books, most recently &&LI&&RInfinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well&&L/I&&R.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, c2007
ISBN: 9781593083793
1593083793
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: xxxii, 140 ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Thurman, Robert A. F.
Lesser, Rika

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