vrijdag 27 februari 2015

Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha


I bought this copy in a Charity Shop in Brighton. It only has 117 pages.

“Hesse's Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of indulgent sensuality to the rigors of ascetism and self-denial. At last he learns that wisdom cannot be taught — it must come from one's own experience and inner struggle. Steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern mysticism, Siddhartha presents a strikingly original view of man and culture, and the arduous process of self-discovery that leads to reconciliation, harmony, and peace.”

I really don’t know what to write about this one.
It's a unique little book.

Quite beautiful in its own way but not really for me.

Happy reading.