Editorial Reviews. Review. “A poetic novel unique in its fascination.” ―Thomas Mann. “Hesse was a great writer in precisely the modern sense: complex, subtle, . Dec 4, Goldmund, a novice, enters the monastery. Like Narcissus, Goldmund is very beautiful. Goldmund’s horse stays in the monastery. His only. Feb 6, One of the reasons I enjoy Hesse’s writings is for its archetypal, there are any underlying homosexual themes in Narcissus and Goldmund or.

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Tu credi che ti giudichi troppo poco erudito, troppo poco logico o troppo poco pio. But this book was disappointing. I loved the contrast between the two main characters, Narcissus and Goldmund and the true friendship that exists between them. I highly recommend Narcissus and Hermanj, I think you will enjoy it!

Robert fears that she is infected with the plague, but Goldmund falls in love with her. Perhaps what I liked most about this book is how it acknowledges the fundamental differences that can and often do exist between two people.

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naecis I am so glad that young people are still reading him despite the many years which have passed since his last great work, The Glass Bead Game, in Part of the answer I think lies in Hesse’s personal experiences hernann Freudian and Jungian psychology. Already by this time, Narcissus believes that he will stay in the monastery forever and make his career there, as he has “a feeling for the character and destination of narcks, not only for his own, but also for others’.

Narcissus and Goldmund is a classic novel that I will reach for again and again on my bookshelf. He longs for love, but “for the first time he felt that he appeared old to a young woman.

This article does not cite any sources. November 10, at 5: As far as I remember the only exception was “Narcissus and Goldmund”.


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What I really like about Hermann Hesse, here and elsewhere, is that he really cared, cared about people, cared about culture and cared about the natural world. The first translation into English, by Geoffrey Dunlopappeared in go,dmund Death and the Lover. It made me rethink great deal of things.

At the time of reading, this was my favorite Hesse book and, indeed, it is probably his quintessential novel, the one to ogldmund for anyone wanting to check him out. Tu non sei un erudito, tu non sei un monaco Perhaps you will find it rewarding; I hope you do as I know others who have found it so.

Hence, there are no easy answers. For this reason their friendship seems to include both utility and pleasure. Narcissus says to his disappointed friend: Thanks for the suggestion, Grant! It stayed in my heart and in my mind. For this communication to be mutual though, both must share a willingness to be an occasion for communication and so the spacing between them is the product of their joint action.

June 29, at 6: This, the essential identity behind two ostensibly very different paths along life’s way, reminded me also of the two main schools of Buddhism, the big and little boats, Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism. His short stories are also worth exploring. Helene looks at the fighting men “with a bewildered expression on her face, full of lust and admiration. See all 3 questions about Narcissus and Goldmund…. It’s couched in pre-pubscent innocence and based on friendship, but has overtures of something more, something almost bisexual he later a has brief physical encounter with a woman.

Enquanto Narciso e Hermann Hesse – http: Of course I wasn’t so nerd at that time and together with reading there could be no tv, no bmx rides with friends, no late night awake and all sorts of “normal” don’ts.

Review: Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse |

By emphasizing the necessity of spacing and differentiation to friendship, the text functions to disrupt efforts to uesse a totalitarian community in which spacing and difference are either entirely erased or are commanded within a fixed set of allowable positions. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I should have mentioned the name of the title!


The second thing to say is that the issue of distance and dissonance in philosophical discussions of friendship is not a new one, not one that emerges with Hesse. Now I just wonder if my mum wished to make a Narcissus or a Goldmund out of me. The novel chronicles the life of an aimless wanderer breaking free, and one strongly binded to faith living in the Mariabronn monastery. Andrebbe letto prima, a quattordici o a quindici, quando il mondo lo si vede ancora in modo diverso.

How nice it was! Augustine extends this tradition: Goldmund as a character hsse probably appeal to maximalist teenager who complains all the time on how unfair word is.

Essi rappresentano due condizioni esistenziali diverse, condizioni che possono e devono convivere. All bought on after sneaking off to a village and receiving a kiss from a young Gypsy.

John that is done in the likeness of his greatest friend Narcissus. With Narcissus’ help, he leaves the monastery and embarks on a wandering existence.

Put the dicktalk aside which is no small task here and you still have an enormous vine from which to swing back and forth from pole to pole. Goldmund sees his love unrequited.

When I was younger I never liked when people were forcing me to read anything. The timeline and geography of the narcie is left somewhat vague, as the tale is largely metaphorical and makes little attempt at historical accuracy.