The Glass Bead Game

Hardcover

English language

Published June 11, 1992 by Peter Smith Publisher.

ISBN:
9780844665245
OCLC Number:
232925524

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Set in the twenty-third century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

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  • Modern fiction
  • Literary
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism
  • Fiction