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Siddhartha a new translation

by Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Storage PLAYAWAY HESSE Hermann
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Storage
Call Number  PLAYAWAY HESSE Hermann
In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Siddartha leaves his Brahmin family on a quest that takes him from asceticism to profligacy, to a love of the world as it is. Originally published in Germany in 1923."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Actor Ansdell guides listeners in his firm and gentle voice through Hesse's lyrical prose depicting the self-discovery journey of his protagonist, Siddhartha. Ansdell's pacing and English accent give his reading for the audiobook an air of philosopher's wisdom. Ansdell is especially good at pauses and inflections that express Siddhartha's moods of exaltation and utter despair at various points in his life as a young Brahman, an ascetic, a lover, businessman, and then as a father and elderly recluse who sits by the river and finally experiences the peace and tranquility he has always sought. Published in German in 1922 and in English in 1951, the revival of Hesse's novel in this era of widespread interest in Eastern religions offers Ansdell a vehicle for his diverse narrative talents. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Buddhism -- Fiction.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] :Playaway Digital Audio :2008
[Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Siddhartha.
Contributors Chödzin, Sherab, translator.
Christian, Barron, narrator.
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Baron [i.e. Barron] Christian.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
"Playaway. Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable."--Container.
Previously released by Shambhala Publications, Inc., p2001.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones, AAA battery and lanyard.
Description 1 audio media player (5 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781605148571
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