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October 5

The Transition as Reader

"Das Glasperlenspiel" known as the "Glass Bead Game" in English is a novel by Hermann Hesse.
Not an easy book to read or understand, I attempted to read it when young and could not finish it. I did read the paperback pictured here on the bottom in 1992.
Now twenty years later I am about to read it again as the hardbound book on top, curious about how the transition of time has changed me as a reader.

The image above was taken for the Weekly Informal Challenge (Week 130): "Transition"

You can read the rules and check out images of other participants here

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Janet Donnelly10-Oct-2012 22:55
Now that book is literally a challenge within a challenge! Good luck in your next attempted reading!
monica memoli10-Oct-2012 07:04
Great interpretation! I had the same story: I loved Hesse when I was a young girl but couldn't finish this book(I read almost all his books). I'll try again now. v
LynnH09-Oct-2012 02:15
Good luck with the book. We'll expect a "book report" from you once (if) you finish. LOL
J. Scott Coile08-Oct-2012 20:17
Definitely a change in perspective over the years.
Flo Hendry08-Oct-2012 03:59
Great take on the challenge. Nice use of rule of 3rds as well. Hope you enjoy the book
Frank Brault07-Oct-2012 23:26
A superb still life. Exquisite light and colors and beautifully composed. I have not read it Walter, but I would not be surprised if time and personal experiences change the meanings you take from it. V
Jola Dziubinska07-Oct-2012 22:58
Very interesting interpretation, Walter.
Karen Stuebing07-Oct-2012 22:10
A simple but compelling image. You've inspired me to read Siddhartha again. V.
sue anne07-Oct-2012 20:19
Beautiful and reading takes time.
Barbara Heide07-Oct-2012 19:53
a good idea... I fancy to read it again too...
Laryl07-Oct-2012 17:00
very interesting take on it, yes the years change us
Máire Uí Mhaicín07-Oct-2012 14:52
An excellent personal challenge and a fine image to accompany it.
soulis07-Oct-2012 14:25
Beautiful work. V.
Sam Rua07-Oct-2012 13:50
Simple, but very effective, Walter. Well seen.
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