“The Glass Bead Game” hits Iranian bookstores

May 31, 2016

TEHRAN – A Persian version of German author Hermann Hesse’s last full-length novel “The Glass Bead Game” has recently been released by Tehran Publications. 

Rendered into Persian by Mohammad Baqai, the novel is set in a fictional province named Castalia in central Europe centuries into the future around the start of the 25th century.

Hesse started writing the book in 1931 in Germany and published it in Switzerland in 1943, after his request for its publication in Germany was rejected due to his anti-Fascist attitudes.

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