Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse audiobook

Narcissus and Goldmund

By Hermann Hesse
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Narcissusand Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between twomen of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloisterschool, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One ofhis students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to histeacher’s fierce intellect and sense of discipline. When Narcissus persuadesthe young student that he is not meant for a life of self-denial, Goldmund setsoff in pursuit of aesthetic and physical pleasures, a path that leads him to afinal, unexpected reunion with Narcissus.

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Summary

Summary

Narcissusand Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between twomen of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloisterschool, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One ofhis students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to histeacher’s fierce intellect and sense of discipline. When Narcissus persuadesthe young student that he is not meant for a life of self-denial, Goldmund setsoff in pursuit of aesthetic and physical pleasures, a path that leads him to afinal, unexpected reunion with Narcissus.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most profound and magical novels published in our age.” Kirkus Reviews
Narcissus and Goldmund is a surrealistic work set in the Middle Ages.” The Oxford Companion to English Literature
“Hesse’s style is lively and engaging, rich in human sympathy, imagination, and ironic humor.” The Reader’s Encyclopedia
Narcissus and Goldmund is [Hesse’s] very best...What makes this short book so limitlessly vast is the body-and-soul-shaking debate that runs through it, which it has the honesty and courage not to resolve: between the flesh and spirit, art and scientific or religious speculation, action and contemplation, between the wayfaring and the sedentary in us.” New York Times Book Review
“A poetic novel unique in its fascination.” Thomas Mann, author and Nobel Laureate

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Author Bio: Hermann Hesse

Author Bio: Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (1877–1962) was born in Germany and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured many generations of readers. In 1946 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 10.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English