Books That Inspire 2001


 
The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)
Hermann Hesse


The Glass Bead Game explores tension and balance between the pure pursuit of knowledge and the need for service applications. On another level, Magister Ludi’s personal conflict between professional recognition and individual goals demands from the reader a self-conscious and critical evaluation of motivation and ambition.
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Connie Van Fleet
Associate Professor School of Library and Information Studies