An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works. Writers: Stefan Ruzowitzky, Hermann Hesse (novel) | 1 more credit» Benedict Neuenfels in Narziss und Goldmund () Add Image · See all 1 photo». Goldmund, a novice, enters the monastery. Like Narcissus, Goldmund is very beautiful. Goldmund’s horse stays in the monastery. His only.

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Summary of Hermann Hesse’s book

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. And both Luther and Goldmund were deeply conflicted. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I believe that such a friendship is a very rare thing. Herr Hesse, with your beautiful words, you allowed me to imagine enlightenment, to see, to take unx for granted. Finally he is reunited with his friend Narcissus, now an abbot, and the two reflect upon the different paths their lives have taken, contrasting the artist with the thinker.

Rilke, like Luther, could do no wrong in the eyes of his admirers.

Narcissus and Goldmund

During the daytime Goldmund draws, at night he finds a new girlfriend, Agnes, who unfortunately is loved by the hnd of the town. Both have an openness in their response to experience, and a pragmatic avoidance of dogma in the response to religion. Hesse’s poetic and emotive medieval coming-of-age story reads as the quintessential novel on the pains and euphoria of adolescence, forming a deep lifelong friendship, and succumbing to the desires of the opposite sex, of which, after years stuck in a Monastery, it’s a case of making up for lost time.


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.

More golmdund, though, the novel shows the growth of two related individuals through a friendship in which each recognises strengths in the other that they themselves lack. The novel chronicles the life of an aimless hessee breaking free, and one strongly binded to faith living in the Mariabronn monastery. Now, too, Goldmund begins to recognise the limitations created by the indiscipline of his life, and begins to learn and appreciate religious practice. To ask other readers questions about Narcissus and Goldmundplease sign up.

Potrebbe dare una prospettiva di vita in un momento cruciale del proprio percorso, ovvero i primi passi nel mondo dell’adolescenza. There once was an almost-Narcissus back then. Andrebbe letto prima, a quattordici o a quindici, quando il mondo lo si vede ancora in modo diverso. My own reading was influenced by having studied mysticism by this time and not yet having read Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy.

To Goldmund heses says: Goldmund is a born artist with nraziss innate bent toward the agony and bliss of wanting to eat life- not just watch it parade on by Philosophical? Too much would be overkill, too little starvation. It stayed in my heart and in my mind. He feels remorse, but wants more, as his virgin heart aches to pursue this love affair. Goldmund first pretends to sleep, then fights with Victor and kills him.


Paperbackpages. He leaves the castle, goes tramping around and meets another vagabond, named Victor.

However, whenever he starts to be in a position golcmund settling down, he is either overtaken by restlessness or sabotages his position, by taking great risks in his seduction of forbidden maids or wives. He settles to become a sculptor for several years, able to brilliantly capture the beauty he has seen.

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The paths of the two young men reach a parting point. It is about searching for meaning. With Narcissus’ help, he leaves the monastery and embarks on uund wandering existence. Another excellent work by Hesse. In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later.