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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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Goldmund is a born artist with a innate bent toward the agony and bliss of wanting to eat life- not just watch it parade on by through a view from a window. One night, Goldmund joins his fellow pupil Adolf to the village, where he has a first taste of love with girls in a farmhouse.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Narcissus takes care of Goldmund. Filed under ClassicsGerman Literature. In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later. I was really surprised. He becomes restless, continues his travels and runs into the unmitigated ugliness of the Black Plague.

Questo suo cercare nasce all’inizio del romanzo, quando l’amico Narciso prova a fargli capire quale sia la sua vera vocazione attraverso dialoghi che ricordano molto la contrapposizione nicciana tra spirito dionisiaco e spirito apollineo.

He teaches Greek and grammar in the cloister and in later years becomes the Abbot.

Nagcissus, this time he encounters Narziss, who has been elevated to abbot of the monastery in which Goldmund was originally educated, but manages to save Goldmund from capital punishment after he has been caught fleeing from a rendezvous with the mistress of the ruler of the city. The paths of the two young men reach a parting point.


There is much to be loved in the book and hermanb contemporary American readers may relearn about sexuality and male-female relationships.

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Andrebbe letto prima, a quattordici o a quindici, quando il mondo lo si vede ancora in modo diverso. No doubt the mystic strain in such tales of youthful awakening as Demian and Steppenwolf strike sympathetic chords in the psychedelic generation of today.

He serves without love or thought.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Bantam; th edition March 1, Language: When we give our heart to someone, whether it be a friend, a lover or a relative, we always run the risk of being harmed. Apre gli occhi oppure fa innervosire. Please try again later. He knows that reason and its tool, logic, are incomplete — the way an intelligent artist knows full well that his brushes or chisels will never be able to express perfectly the radiant nature of an angel or a saint. Of those books, Narcissus and Goldmund struck me the most and stayed with me for over 40 years since the first reading.

It is true emotional, pure and beautiful.

It stayed in my heart and in my mind. Seduced by the snares of the world, he leaves the peace of the monastic life for a life of trial and error, ultimately, as an old m At the time of reading, this was my favorite Hesse book and, indeed, it is probably his quintessential novel, the one to recommend for anyone wanting to check him goldmun.


Martin Luther, an almost-Goldmund. At the time of reading, this was my favorite Hesse book and, indeed, it is probably his quintessential novel, the one to recommend for anyone wanting to check him out. He dedicatedly works at it and feels: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Hesse’s novel is set in medieval Europe in the midth century and tells the story of the friendship of its two title characters. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These themes have a strong appeal to students and young people.

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Tu credi che ti giudichi troppo poco erudito, troppo poco logico o troppo poco pio. Knjiga mjeseca- Narcis i zlatousti. Potrebbe dare una prospettiva di vita in un momento cruciale del proprio percorso, ovvero i primi passi nel mondo dell’adolescenza. Largely metaphorical, this has the feel of a cautionary fairy tale with no true compass as to geography or time.