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Siddhartha : an Indian tale

Hesse, Hermann 1877-1962 (Author). Olesch, Gunther. (Added Author). Dreher, Anke. (Added Author). Coulter, Amy. (Added Author). Langer, Stefan. (Added Author). Chaichenets, Semyon. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch HESSE H (Text) 33126022498673 Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch HESSE H (Text) 33126023140910 Adult Fiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch HESSE H (Text) 33126023140928 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781936041350
  • ISBN: 1936041359
  • Physical Description: print
    100 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: [Hollywood, FL] : Simon and Brown, c2010.

Content descriptions

General Note: "First published in 1922" -- T.p. verso.
Summary, etc.: Siddhartha's life takes him on a journey toward enlightenment. Afire with youthful idealism, the Brahmin joins a group of ascetics, fasting and living without possessions. Meeting Gotama the Buddha, he comes to feel this is not the right path, though he also declines joining the Buddha's followers. He reenters the world, hoping to learn of his own nature, but instead slips gradually into hedonism and materialism. Surfeited and disgusted, he flees from his possessions to become a ferryman's apprentice, learning what lessons he can from the river itself. Herman Hesse's 1922 coming of age story parallels the life of Buddha and seems to argue that lessons of this sort cannot be taught but come from one's own struggle to find truth.
Subject: German fiction Translations into English
Gautama Buddha Fiction
Buddhism Fiction
Religious fiction

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