Teaser Tuesday ~ Herman Hesse ~ Siddhartha

January 2019

Interesting to see what I have been reading throughout the years

March 2015

Since a few weeks, I come across a meme called “Teaser Tuesday”. I found it on different blogs and it’s teasing me to take part ;-). So today I will have a start and I will start a new book as well.

Oh, you don’t know what “Teaser Tuesday” is? Well, you give away two teaser sentences of the book you are reading. But for better understanding here the words of the inventor blog over at A Daily Rhythm:

“Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!”

I went to school in Germany and there I was introduced to Herman Hesse. In my teenage and early adulthood days, I read many of his books and one that influenced me the most is Siddhartha. Today I start to read one of the English translations and am looking forward to finding out if it feels any different than the original.

But here is my teaser:

“In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. The sun tanned his light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the sacred ablutions, the sacred offerings….”

Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse, Kindle version, Start Publishing LLC ~ unfortunately, I could not find out who translated it.

7 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday ~ Herman Hesse ~ Siddhartha

    1. 🙂 I was born close by where Hermann Hesse comes from so it’s a little bit a question of national pride for me 😉 but I love his books. Not only Siddhartha. Narcissus and Goldmund is one of my favourites too and of course Steppenwolf 🙂

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