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Siddhartha Paperback – June 7, 2013

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"No living English-speaking actor outshines Derek Jacobi, nor any audiobook reader for that matter. He sings, rather than speaks, with extraordinary lyricism, expressiveness and depth...Jacobi approached the text with a direct, childlike fervor. He brings home the subtleties of Siddhartha's inner journey with amazing clarity and resonance, which he makes more exciting than the most thrilling thriller." --AudioFile, October/November 1998

"Filled with timeless truths and told so beautifully with images that burn deep into your being, Hesse's novel speaks powerfully to every generation of spiritual seekers. . . . A fresh translation of Siddhartha that offers greater authenticity than any other translation—while still preserving the unique beauty of the original prose."— Branches of Light --branchs of light --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in 1877 in Calw, Germany. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. He is the author of Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, Journey to the East, The Glass Bead Game, and many other books.

Sherab Chödzin Kohn has translated numerous books of spiritual and psychological interest from German and other European languages. He was a close student of Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa and is the author of The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Brown (June 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613820836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613820834
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was born in Germany and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. In 1946, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for The Glass Bead Game.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Grace B. on January 18, 2012
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There is nothing wrong with the original, however this version, published by Simon & Brown, is full of typos and mispellings. For instance, the word "the" will be written twice in a row, or the word "nit" instead of "not." It makes me wonder if the translation is bad also, since I don't have another version to compare it to.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Douglas L Marsh on January 7, 2012
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I have no doubt that Hermann Hesse would find this translation of his masterpiece insulting. The book is replete with grammatical errors, spelling errors, incorrect words, syntax errors, and various other anomalies that expose the amateurishness of the translator, remiss of the editor, and failure of the publisher. Read reviews and find a different version, but read the story nonetheless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MIKER on May 2, 2012
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This is a pretty good book. Short but good. My friend and a Indian acquaintance told me about Sidartha. I first downloaded the audio book but shortly after made the decision to purchase it. Its a great book to lend out to people.
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I read this for a summer ready project for school and it blew my mind. This book, I can imagine, would be particularly powerful for those who are restless or discontent with life. Although it is a short book, it is a long read because (at least for me) many passages require anotehr read or two to understand the depth of the character and his mien. This is truly a fascinating journey.
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Struggling with your relationship and understanding of God? This little novel might just help put questions into perspective. I read this when it was originally published in the 60s and came back to it this year. It profoundly changed my life in my early 20s, and still rings true today.
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By slando on January 3, 2013
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Without getting to existential, I will simply say that this is an incredible read for anyone. Just a great all around story. So many other reviewers have summarized this so I will just say, BUY IT! You won't regret it.
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By Sal Cresci on March 6, 2013
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I had an early version and lost it. Then I decided to read it again from another perspective and bought this version. Though informative it too away from the early version. Where it was just the stoy
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