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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I suppose all we can ask of our mind is for a few moments of enlightenment at a time. The duality of spirit and the contrast between the artistic and intellectual selves.

The point is that this novel is a great piece of writing.

Can I just say that I absolutely love Hermann Hesse. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from narcissuw restaurants. But this all changes when a young boy by the name of Goldmund is dropped off at the cloister by his father. He becomes restless, continues his travels and runs into the unmitigated ugliness of the Black Plague. Either one was a man or one was a woman, either a wanderer or sedentary burgher, either a thinking person or a feeling person-no one could breathe in at the same time as he breathed out, be a man as well as a woman, experience freedom as yesse as order, combine instinct and mind.


The novel chronicles the life of an aimless wanderer breaking free, and one strongly binded to faith living in narcixsus Mariabronn monastery. Goldmund falls for the first young lady to say no, loses her to the serpent of lust for her younger, prettier sister, and then travels far and wide.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. November 10, at 2: Looking forward to reading it. He settles to become a sculptor for several years, able to brilliantly capture the beauty he has seen. It is a theme that transcends all time.

Reflections on ‘Narziss and Goldmund’ by Hermann Hesse | Middle Way Society

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. While i suppose Hesse was trying to justify the new free-thinking, free-loving, long narcjssus 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. I really ought to read more of Hesse since I loved this book so much. I was glad to have the opportunity to read “Narcissus and Goldmund” again after a lifetime and to reflect again about broad questions of philosophy and art which can be buried sometimes but which never go away.

He befriends the slightly younger Goldmund who is abruptly left at the cloister by his father. The picaresque nature of the novel is balanced by chapters of philosophical discussion, occurring, as with Siddartha, as the two men meet again late in life.



Essays on Life and Art. Another excellent work by Hesse. P It’s books like these that make me glad I’m a reader.

Not all differences are differences and not all the similarities, one could say. He feels remorse, but wants more, as his virgin heart aches to pursue this love affair. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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One always had to pay for The book is spectacular and extremely thought provoking. When the younger boy Goldmund arrives at the cloister, he recognizes him as his counterpart, his opposite. Frankly I’m a bit scared to ask her. What I really narcissud about Hermann Hesse, here and elsewhere, is that he really cared, cared about people, cared about culture and cared about the natural world.

Narcissus now tells him: Paperbackpages. The helpless Goldmund sees his mother in his dreams. One always had to pay for the one with besse loss of the other, and one thing was always just as important and desirable as the other. Showing of reviews.