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Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
Narcissus and Goldmund
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Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is... show more
Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher’s fierce intellect and sense of discipline. When Narcissus persuades the young student that he is not meant for a life of self-denial, Goldmund sets off in pursuit of aesthetic and physical pleasures, a path that leads him to a final, unexpected reunion with Narcissus.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374506841 (0374506841)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages no: 315
Edition language: English
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 Intellect and Passion
This is the first Hesse book that I have read and I must thank my book club for selecting it for the June book. I have to say that I wasn't really sure what to expect – the only other German author that I had read that happened to be a contemporary of Hesse was Gunter Grass and his play The Plebians...
buchflimmern
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3.5 Narziß und Goldmund von Hermann Hesse
Inhalt Goldmund kommt als Junge ins Kloster und trifft auf Narziß, den er sehr bewundert und ihm in seiner Gelehrsamkeit bald nacheifert. Doch Narziß lässt Goldmund erkennen, dass er nicht zur Wissenschaft, sondern zur Kunst bestimmt ist. Also macht sich Goldmund auf in die Welt und erfährt sie mit...
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0.0 Narcissus and Goldmund
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Mike's Reviews
Mike's Reviews rated it
2.0 'Narziss and Goldmund' by Hermann Hesse (1930)
Hermann Hesse, Narziss and Goldmund (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 1987), 301pp. Translated by Geoffrey Dunlop. Having loved Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, I picked up Narziss and Goldmund with great confidence. I had read it described as his most accessible work, the one easiest to read and with ...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
5.0 Narcissus and Goldmund
Shamefully, I only started reading this because I had a competition that took it as a subject. I was told I had to read this in order to compete. It was already on my reading list, I already loved Hesse, so I knew I was in for a treat. Surprise surprise, the competition had no connection to the book...
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