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Siddhartha (Penguin)

by: Hesse, Hermann

Publisher: Penguin Press ()

$16.00

Staff Pick by comrade: Eve

This is one of a handful of books that I can read cover to cover in one sitting. The novel's themes of loss, change, adaption, and acceptance make it an indispensable First Aid Kit for the soul.

Siddharthaisperhapsthemostimportantandcompellingmoralallegoryourtroubledcenturyhasproduced.IntegratingEasternandWesternspiritualtraditionswithpsychoanalysisandphilosophy,thisstrangelysimpletale,writtenwithadeepandmovingempathyforhumanity,hastouchedthelivesofmillionssinceitsoriginalpublicationin1922.TranslatedbyJoachimNeugroschelIntroductionbyRalphFreedman