Narcissus and Goldmund

A Novel

Hermann Hesse; Translated by Ursule Molinaro

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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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Hermann Hesse; Translated by Ursule Molinaro

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. In 1946, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 1962.

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Narcissus and Goldmund
A Novel
Hermann Hesse; Translated by Ursule Molinaro

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 2013
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ISBN: 9781466835122
ISBN10: 1466835125
320 pages
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