The Glass Bead Game - Pgs. 430 - 558 , Joseph Knecht's Posthumous Writings Summary & Analysis

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Pgs. 430 - 558 , Joseph Knecht's Posthumous Writings Summary

The last part of the book contains poems and essays written by Knecht during his student days. In the poem Lament, Knecht seems to be searching, since he begins by saying there is no permanence that things take on whatever the situation requires, and this changes from situation to situation even though man yearns for something of permanence. In the poem A Compromise, Knecht talks about the fact that man can't live life in two or more dimensions because that creates tension. He talks about the needs to strike one dimension to rid his life of tension. But Secretly We Thirst . . . is a poem about a dream life without tensions. But man isn't happy in this dream state and craves reality. Alphabets talks about the fantasy created by writing. The symbols on the...

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