Siddhartha by Pico Iyer 9781805330196



Embark on a profound journey of self-discovery with Hermann Hesse's timeless masterpiece, 'Siddhartha'. This philosophical novel follows the spiritual quest of Siddhartha, a young Brahman, as he abandons the material world in search of enlightenment and the true meaning of life. Through his encounters with wandering ascetics, a beautiful courtesan, and the simple yet profound teachings of a ferryman, Siddhartha unravels the mysteries of existence, love, and the interconnectedness of all things. Hesse's poetic prose and insights into the human condition make this an essential read for those seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.

Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946 "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness of thought and penetrating spiritual wisdom, maintain a remarkable purity and loftiness of style." Hesse's works, including 'Siddhartha', 'Steppenwolf', and 'The Glass Bead Game', explore an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge, and spirituality in a contemporary world.

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