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Narcissus and Goldmund


This is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character who set each other on different paths in life.

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Overall customer rating: 4.334

The Dissatisfaction of Wandering

by ZEDSREVIEW on May 27, 2009

Narcissus and Goldmund are two men who represent two perspectives of life: the intellectual and the physical. Both characters are set in a medieval monastery, and both conceive of the spiritual; but even the spiritual is largely intellectual for Narcissus, and physical for Goldmund. The two ? Narcissus ... More


Duality and Energy

by markfabiano on Aug 19, 2008

Narcissus and Goldmund is a prime example of why Hesse won the Nobel Prize. Like several of his other works, (Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Demian, Magister Ludi), the story telling is compelling enough, and this work, like the others, will transport the the reader through an energetic journey of duality ... More



by KiWiEll on Apr 18, 2008

We've all faced and/or witnessed the human struggle between good and evil, right and wrong, and righteousness versus iniquity. Narcissus and Goldmund are the epitome of such characteristics. What's most fascinating is the realization that they are essentially two sides of the same man. Wanting to live ... More

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