Skip to content

** Summer Book Box due out in June. Members get 25% off Books **

Writing Through Siddhartha by Andre Bagoo

Regular price £6.99

Unit price per 

only 0 left in stock

Please note: Individual book orders to Europe are shipped DDU (Delivery Duties Unpaid) and customers in the EU may have to pay local import VAT and customs duties in the receiving country. This doesn't apply to quarterly member mailings.

Andre Bagoo’s Writing through Siddartha follows the lead of Writing through Finnegan’s Wake, John Cage’s sound-poem explorations of Joyce. In Writing through Siddartha Bagoo refashions Hermann Hesse’s eponymous novel, ripping out lines and phrases using an Oulipo style algorithm, replacing the novel’s core with ghost poems, whose parenthood is a heady mix of Bagoo, Hesse and mathematics. Writing through Siddartha is experimental poetry with a spiritual centre, proving that even if the heart of a text is removed, its soul remains. 

Praise for Writing through Siddhartha:

'Writing through Siddhartha takes the text of Hermann Hesse’s 1922 novel and scrambles it using a computer program. The result is a series of mantric litanies which at once take us to the heart of Hesse’s novel and beyond it to the moment of leaving behind, or enlightenment, sought by its eponymous hero, where the material world we cling to is revealed in its abstractness, its obverse sides and its cyclical rhythms.'

   – Philip Terry, Oulipoems

'In Writing through Siddhartha, Andre Bagoo has found the beautifully meditative patterns that might make a good life; you’ll be entranced at how nirvana is to be discerned within these elegant incantations.'
   – Rishi Dastidar, Saffron Jack



Join the Poetry Book Society for 25% off all books

Close (esc)


Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now