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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. We are all trying to make sense of this world we live it. Narcissus and Goldmund tells the story of two medieval men whose characters are diametrically opposite: As the season is autumn, Goldmund hermamn the job.

Journey to the East. Goldmund is revealed to be a skilled artist, but his talent is overwhelmed by his need to explore the ways of the flesh. In an empty church Herjann prays: Yet, you would appreciate more “Narcissus and Goldmund”. View all 5 comments. The book is spectacular and extremely thought provoking. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


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One person found this helpful. What the author meant by this writing? Maybe Amazon will have the info. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. I can go into all the philosophical existential yakkity yak that a lot of other people might get from Narcissus and Goldmund, but instead I’m gonna give you the nuts and bolts ie pared down yakkity yak of what I saw in it. voldmund


In the end, unfortunately, the integrative progress that Goldmund makes did not seem to be sufficient, and there is another strength of the book. November 12, at 5: What German Literature have you read that you would highly recommend? Trivia About Narcissus and Gol Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

That depends on how you see it, how you define spirituality, this is not a book that will feed you any dogma or give you a set of rules to live by.

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Narcissus and Goldmund German: The Glass Bead Game is excellent. P It’s books like these that make me glad I’m a reader.


There the near-similarity ends. I recommend finding a place of solitude and spiritual transcendence before delving into this as you will inevitably flip back to the beginning once finished and have to read it again. Well, like any true art- that depends on the audience. Did anybody have this sense of immaturity of the main character and think that women were not represented in this story?

That was my favourite part of the book and I think it adds a lot of depth to the writing as a whole.

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A priest will hear his confession in the early morning. Another excellent work by Hesse. November 10, at 4: He serves without love or thought.

The story begins when Goldmund, a student, and Narcissus, a teacher only a few years older, become friends at a cloister school. Coming eight years after Siddartha, there are striking similarities between the two works: