Siddhartha

Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 0142437182
Genre : Fiction
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Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover spiritual truths.
Category: Fiction

Siddhartha

Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 9783961647781
Genre : Fiction
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Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was 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. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s.
Category: Fiction

Demian

Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 9781101590560
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s masterpiece of youthful rebellion—with a foreword and cover art by James Franco A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Franco’s personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesse’s widely influential coming-of-age novel. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Rashomon And Seventeen Other Stories

Author : Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN : 9781101503096
Genre : Fiction
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One of Penguin Classics' most popular translations—now also in our elegant black spine dress Ryünosuke Akutagawa is one of Japan's foremost stylists—a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. "Rashömon"and "In a Bamboo Grove" inspired Kurosawa's magnificent film and depict a past in which morality is turned upside down, while tales such as "The Nose," "O-Gin" and "Loyalty" paint a rich and imaginative picture of a medieval Japan peopled by Shoguns and priests, vagrants and peasants. And in later works such as "Death Register," "The Life of a Stupid Man," and "Spinning Gears," Akutagawa drew from his own life to devastating effect, revealing his intense melancholy and terror of madness in exquisitely moving impressionistic stories. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Dharma Bums

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 110119930X
Genre : Fiction
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Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Das Geheimnis Von Shambhala

Author : James Redfield
ISBN : 9783843708197
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Die spannende Fortsetzung von Redfields großem Kultbuch der Jahrtausenwende! In einem verborgenen Tal des Himalaja soll sich das mythische Reich Shambhala verbergen. Dort werden die höchsten spirituellen Geheimnisse der Menschheit gehütet, bis wir bereit sind für den Sprung auf eine neue Ebene der Existenz... Wieder einmal nimmt Redfields namenloser Protagonist die Leser mit auf eine abenteuerliche Entdeckungsreise, die auch ins eigene Innere führt. Verfolgt vom chinesischen Geheimdienst, gelingt es ihm immer wieder, in den Bergen Tibets Freunde und Helfer für seine Suche zu finden. Bis er erkennen muss, dass Shambhala nur zu finden ist, wenn er sein eigenes Bewusstsein verändert. Und mit dem Geheimnis Shambhalas enthüllt sich ihm schließlich auch seine eigene spirituelle Aufgabe in der Welt.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Die Geheimen Talente Des Piet Barol

Author : Richard Mason
ISBN : 9783641089658
Genre : Fiction
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Prächtig, sinnlich, elegant: Die Verführung zum Lesen Piet Barol kommt 1907 als Hauslehrer nach Amsterdam. Mittellos, aber gesegnet mit außergewöhnlich gutem Aussehen, scharfem Verstand und unwiderstehlichem Charme erobert er die Familie des reichen Hoteliers Vermeulen-Sickerts im Sturm. Vor allem Jacobina, die Frau des Hausherrn, entdeckt schon bald Piets Talente der besonderen Art. Sein eigentliches Ziel aber ist es, in Amerika sein Glück zu machen – und das stellt den ehrgeizigen jungen Mann vor manche unerwartete Herausforderung. Mit leichter Hand präsentiert Richard Mason die Geschichte seines Helden Piet Barol – ein schwungvoller, von der Kritik hymnisch gelobter Roman, angesiedelt in der Belle Époque, gewürzt mit feinem Humor und einer guten Prise Erotik
Category: Fiction

Hausfrau

Author : Jill Alexander Essbaum
ISBN : 9783732513192
Genre : Fiction
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Wohin geht eine Frau, wenn es keinen Weg zurück gibt? Anna Benz, eine Amerikanerin Ende dreißig, lebt mit ihrem Schweizer Ehemann Bruno und ihren drei kleinen Kindern in einem Postkarten-Vorort Zürichs. Von außen betrachtet führt sie ein komfortables, abgesichertes Leben; im Inneren bricht sie auseinander. Jill Essbaum hat ein atemberaubend kraftvolles Debüt geschrieben. In der kunstvoll arrangierten Geschichte folgen wir einer Frau auf dem Weg in den Abgrund: gleichzeitig fasziniert und schockiert von der elektrisierenden Anna. Eine Protagonistin, die den Leser in den Bann schlägt.
Category: Fiction