Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse & Ursule Molinaro

Narcissus and Goldmund

By Hermann Hesse & Ursule Molinaro

  • Release Date: 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 22 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Narcissus has the spirit of an artist

    5
    By Huyfgtdfgy
    This is a classic tale of self realization and perhaps the best work from this Nobel Prize winning author. The novel provides an amazing look into life of a true astethic in search of finding his muse while traveling and indulging in life and emotion.