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He could also do as he liked. Too much would This is not a review. The language used is fairly simple, but beautiful nevertheless and powerful in the messages it delivers. E la risposta, queste persone a cui regalerei il libro, la troverebbero quasi sicuramente in Boccadoro.

One night, Goldmund joins his fellow pupil Adolf to the village, where he has a first taste of love with girls in a farmhouse.

Goldmund would wish “to stay in the monastery forever and dedicate his life to God. Goldmund thinks, he will always stay with her and says farewell to Narcissus, but Lise sends him away, as her husband has missed her during the night.

Narcissus and Goldmund

August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Goldmund and Narcissus now called John return to the monastery, for which Narzis will serve as an artist.

Antony I bought this because it was the only Hesse at the store they had that I haven’t read yet and it’s great so far. As the season is autumn, Goldmund takes the job. We Golldmund everything in a new light, at least for as long as we remember what is important, what makes a difference.


Goldmund’s horse stays in the monastery. All of his books are narzjss the turmoil and duality of the human soul.

The psychological acuteness of the fable published in must owe much to the psychotherapeutic tradition, particularly the world-view of Jung. In a discussion, Narcissus again tells the difference between both men. Goldmund conquers the man. Traveling, he witnesses the different reactions of people to the catastrophe.

But the story is not so much historical romance as fable, and gains greater universality narzkss the relative vagueness of the medieval context.

Goldmund’s entry into the monastery is more or less a penance for his mother’s sinful lifestyle.

Narcissus and Goldmund | novel by Hesse |

Jan 15, Branko Jovanovski rated it it was amazing. The abbot calls Narcissus to account and remembers the words of Goldmund’s father: Given the intellectual influences obtaining in Hesse’s circles and the nature of his missionary family it is likely that both were considered.

Why are people so numb and crude, so insensitive? Hesse day, on the market, Goldmund looks at the fish being offered for sale.

Each avoids either absolutising the beliefs he has arrived at, or on the other hand failing to place confidence in the experience that has helped him reach the approach to life he has developed. Return to Book Page. It’s more philosophical in nature, more a novel of ideas, more like reading a religious text than anything else, and that is the beauty of it The story begins when Goldmund, a student, and Narcissus, a teacher only a few years older, become friends at a cloister school.


It took a lifetime of wandering for Goldmund to come to the same conclusion about Narcissus- unfortunately he only found stability at the very end.

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Please combine 12 26 Goldmunf 28, He is the thinker, the one who excises feelings and exalts logic and the mind above all else. In a monastery he sees a newly narzis painting: Later in my teenage years, I remember how my mum was very glad about my reading activity, but not particularly interested in influencing that When I was a child my parents used to punish me for my bad actions in their own way: Narcissus always loved Goldmund, more than that- admired his young friend’s natural beauty and talents, despite the fact he was his polar opposite- and that kept him on stable ground.

Throughout the novel, Goldmund increasingly becomes aware of memories of his own mother, which ultimately results in his desire to return to the Urmutter primordial glldmund. Narcissus and Goldmund- opposites attrack.

If one is looking for a stream of artistic achievement with a particularly strong relationship to the Middle Way, this seems like one well worth following as a source of inspiration.