Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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This classic novel of self-discovery has inspired generations of seekers. With parallels to the enlightenment of the Buddha, Hesse's Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin’s quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of indulgent sensuality to the rigors of ascetism and self-denial. At last he learns that wisdom cannot be taught — it must come from one's own experience and inner struggle. Steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern mysticism, Siddhartha presents a strikingly original view of man and culture, and the arduous process of self-discovery that leads to reconciliation, harmony, and peace.
 

About Hermann Hesse

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Hermann Hesse was born in 1877. His books include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and Magister Ludi. He died in 1962.
 
Published July 1, 2004 by Digireads.com. 122 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Self Help, History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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although one could argue that Siddhartha was merely recapitulating his experience of wisdom gained from the river with his friend, with himself in place of the river, and Govinda as Siddhartha.

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