Siddhartha (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Siddhartha (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Hermann Hesse 1593083793 9781593083793
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Siddhartha, byHermann Hesse, is part of theBarnes & Noble Classicsnbsp;series, 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 ofBarnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from todays 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 readers viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works. nbsp; One of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century,Hermann HessesSiddharthaexplores the struggle of the soul to see beyond the illusions of humankind and achieve a deeper wisdom through spirituality. nbsp; Born into wealth and privilege, Siddhartha renounces his place among Indias 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. nbsp; Rika Lessers new translation deftly evokes the lyricism and quiet beauty of Hesses novel, which first appeared in German in 1922. At once personal and universal,Siddharthastands outside of time, resonating in the hearts of truth-seekers everywhere. nbsp; Robert A. F. Thurmanholds 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 recentlyInfinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well. nbsp

Author: Hermann Hesse

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Publication Date: 2007-11-01


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