Siddhartha: A New Translation (Compact Disc)

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By Hermann Hesse, Sherab Chodzin Kohn (Translator), Baron Christian (Read by)
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This classic of twentieth-century literature chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha a journey of the spirit that has inspired generations of readers. Here is an audio edition of a fresh translation from Sherab Chodzin Kohn, a gifted translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Kohn's flowing, poetic translation conveys the philosophical and spiritual nuances of Hermann Hesse's text, paying special attention to the qualities of meditative experience.
4 CDs, 5 hours, unabridged.

About the Author


Hermann Hesse was born in 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was the son and grandson of Protestant missionaries and was educated in religious schools until the age of thirteen, when he dropped out of school. At age eighteen he moved to Basel, Switzerland, to work as a bookseller and lived in Switzerland for most of his life. His early novels include "Peter Camenzind " (1904), " Beneath the Wheel " (1906), "Gertrud" (1910), and "Rosshalde" (1914). During this period Hesse married and had three sons.

During World War I Hesse worked to supply German prisoners of war with reading materials and expressed his pacifist leanings in antiwar tracts and novels. Hesse's lifelong battles with depression drew him to study Freud during this period and, later, to undergo analysis with Jung. His first major literary success was the novel "Demian" (1919).

When Hesse's first marriage ended, he moved to Montagnola, Switzerland, where he created his best-known works: "Siddhartha "(1922), "Steppenwolf "(1927), "Narcissus and Goldmund " (1930), "Journey to the East "(1932), and "The Glass Bead Game " (1943). Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. He died in 1962 at the age of eighty-five.

Praise For…


"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590305515
ISBN-10: 1590305515
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Publication Date: April 8th, 2008
Pages: 4
Language: English