Saturday, February 19, 2005
Thus Spake Siddhartha
Most people, so I have been told, read Hesse's classic Siddhartha in high school. I, however, did not and am very glad that I did not. Not that it is not good. In fact, it is nothing short of revolutionary in my opinion. The finer points of this culture-blending ouvre would have gone without notice in my adolescence, but having been shat upon quite a number of times by now, Hesse speaks loud and clear to me.