Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse audiobook

Narcissus and Goldmund

By Hermann Hesse
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Blackstone Publishing
10.62 Hours Unabridged
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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 teacher’s 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.

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Summary

Summary

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 teacher’s 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.

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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Details

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