Posted on | June 15, 2010 | No Comments
Siddhartha – an Indian Tale by Hermann Hesse is about a son of a Brahman who in his quest for the truth rejects his father’s faith. His way is through asceticism, meeting with the Buddha, love adventures and a secular life until he calms down and finally finds enlightenment. In many ways the novel is a poetic parallel to the life of the Buddha. The book, Hesse’s ninth novel, was originally written in German, in a simple yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s.
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