|Narcissus and Goldmund (1930) [Novel]|
by Hermann Hesse
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Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacherís fierce intellect and sense of discipline. When Narcissus persuades the young student that he is not meant for a life of self-denial, Goldmund sets off in pursuit of aesthetic and physical pleasures, a path that leads him to a final, unexpected reunion with Narcissus.
Original title: Narziss und Goldmund
Alternative titles: Death and the Lover
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Religious→ Christianity
Fiction→ General Fiction
- Alternate English title: "Death and the Lover"