Monthly Archives: May 2013

Some Quick Questions about Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

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Have you read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse? If so, will you fill out the short survey below?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. I read the English translation when I was in high school, and in hind sight, it is probably the impetus for my interest in Buddhism and also the seed of my dissertation project that only began to blossom with more Buddhist fiction publications in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. As it turns out, I know I’m not the only person to have been impacted by the novel. This is the book my fieldwork participants thought of first when I mentioned the term “Buddhist fiction.” For my post today I thought I would ask other readers about their reception of Siddhartha.

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