Hesse’s novel of two medieval men, one quietly content with his religion and monastic life, the other in fervent search of more worldly salvation. Goldmund, a novice, enters the monastery. Like Narcissus, Goldmund is very beautiful. Goldmund’s horse stays in the monastery. His only. ‘Narziss and Goldmund’ is a moving, symbolic novel of friendship between a cerebral teacher who becomes a monk (Narziss) and a restless.

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He leaves and on his journeys he has numerous affairs with women of all ages, statuses and sizes similar to Wilt Chamberlain in legion and legend. Please visit their blogs for more great German Literature in translation and to see the full list of blogs that are participating. Most everything he wrote, from his novels and short stories to his political essays, attempts to be constructive, to share something of what he had learned of importance with others.

However, the abandoned farms are full of food, so they stay and have a life of luxury. The main focus of the novel is on the struggles of Goldmund after he leaves the cloister and thus finishes his formal education, by taking off abruptly into vagrancy.

She says to him: It is a novel with so many layers that I a sure that each time I reread it I will have new insights and thoughts about this plot.

Take for example this friendship between Narcissus and Goldmund. This past Fourth Of July, I tried to think of an American book which expressed something of our country in a fresh way.

Product details Mass Market Paperback: Trivia About Narcissus and Gol He wrote to the better side of our natures, both emotional and intellectual. More than bleak considering this is a meditation on the roles of the artist and thinker and never the twain shall meet mind you in a modern world. Solo grazie alla sua illuminazione. While i suppose Hesse was trying to justify the new free-thinking, free-loving, long hair wearing male artist of the twentieth century, he really does less to exhort new modes of being and more towards the reinforcement of woman-loathing Cartesian dualism.


One part longs hssse experience life and run at it full tilt, but the logical part says a life like that is reckless and cannot be sustained.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The Hesse Phenomenon “has turned into a goldmubd, the vogue into a torrent. But you should rather read Narcissus and Goldmund”. Una favola fa riflettere. The writing is smooth and the story line keeps you herman suspense. What other Hesse book are you planning to read? He is a cerebral man who values the intellect but his emphasis on the rational also prevents him from having any real friendships or meaningful love in his aand.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later. He speaks my language. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His was the simplicity, which is indeed wisdom. Notify me of new comments via email. May 02, Leonard rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe Amazon will have the info.

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The story of the book takes place gooldmund many years and opens and closes in the cloister. There’s much more, but I’ll add no more so I don’t spoil the story, except to say that when both he and Narcissus, now an abbot, are much older, they visit and converse at length with each other. What German Literature have you read that you would highly recommend? If one is looking for a stream of artistic achievement with a particularly strong relationship to the Middle Way, this seems like one well worth following as a source of inspiration.


Narcissus and Goldmund- opposites attrack. I looked on Goodreads. I look forward to reading another Hesse novel for German Literature month. I often had the prohibition of reading for a week. November 11, at We all may identify a Narziss and a Goldmund within us, narcissys we all have a left brain and a right brain.

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June 29, at 6: I never realized how much German lit I had until I started to shelve some of it together.

Already by this time, Narcissus hessse that he will stay in the monastery forever and make his career there, as he has “a feeling for the character and destination of men, not only for his own, but also for others’. Would you like to tell us about goldmunx lower price? Hesse’s novel of two medieval men, one quietly content with his religion and monastic life, the other in fervent search of more worldly salvation.


The psychological acuteness of the fable published in must owe much to the psychotherapeutic tradition, particularly the world-view of Jung. This is an excellent classic.

They offer a binary of opposing beliefs, depicted with few successes and mortal failures. Narcissus, accepts the joyless labor of his calling because he needs the security and order within the Church.