Find him irresistible Yes the novel is sexist Goldmund falls for the first
young lady to say no Loses Her To The Serpent her to the serpent lust for lady to say no loses her to the serpent of lust for younger prettier sister and then travels far and wide He settles to become a sculptor for several years able to brilliantly capture the beauty he has seen He becomes restless continues his travels and runs into the unmitigated ugliness of the Black Death I ll add no so I don t spoil the story except to say that when both
Goldmund And Narcissus Now An and Narcissus now an are much older they visit and converse at length with each other This is an excellent classic At the time of reading this was my favorite Hesse book and indeed it is probably his uintessential novel the one to recommend for anyone wanting to check him out I have given away copies of it for this purpose to several persons over the yearsContrary to the description in Wikipedia I read the novel from the perspective of Goldmund being lost and then found Seduced by the snares of the world he leaves the peace of the monastic life for a life of trial and error ultimately as an old man returning to where he began Since in his case experience led to wisdom Goldmund represented to me the via positiva the path to enlightenment which leads through lovingly appropriated experience while Narcissus remaining behind in the monastery represented the via negativa the path to enlightenment obtained by critical thinking and contemplative withdrawal 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 One is also reminded of the same distinction when the lives of Christian saints as different at Francis of Assisi and Simeon of the Desert are sympathetically compared There is truth to itThis is not to say that the reference made by the Wikipedia writer to Nietzsche s Apollonian and Dionysian is incorrect Given the intellectual influences obtaining in Hesse s circles and the nature of his missionary family it is likely that both were considered My own reading was influenced by having studied mysticism by this time and not yet having read Nietzsche s The Birth of TragedyWhat 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 Most everything he wrote from his novels and short stories to his political essays attempts to be constructive to share something of what he had learned of importance with others He wrote to the better side of our natures both emotional and intellectual 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 1943. Ed Men døden eksisterer altid i hans nærhedEn ung mands forsøg på at realisere livet uden borgerlig binding Ole Hyltoft. When I was a child my parents used to punish me for my bad actions in their own
way I often had the prohibition of reading for a week Of course I wasn I often had the prohibition of reading for a week Of course I wasn 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 tsBut the worst one was definitely the no reading weekLater in my teenage years I remember how my mum was very glad about my reading activity but not
interested in that favourite pastime of mine with her tips As far as I remember the only exception was Narcissus and GoldmundMum I read Candide How nice it wasGood for you But you should rather read Narcissus and GoldmundMum The Buddenbrooks is very interesting What a surpriseVery well Yet you would appreciate Narcissus and GoldmundMum I have to admit it Rosshalde is ind of interestingYes But that s nothing compared to Narcissus and Goldmund you might read itMum this Elective affinities is a masterpiece of romanticismI now but why don t you read Narcissus and Goldmund You must do itOk I resisted for many years When I was younger I never liked when people were forcing me to read anything At school in family Then came my late twenties and I finally capitulated I took Narcissus and Goldmund in my hands Albeit the awful terrifying front cover graphic chosen by the Italian editor think about the name Hesse wrote in the same style way and colours of the notorious Esso logo on a grey background I decided to leaf through the book pagesI was really surprised After managing to win over the first philosophical part of the novel that I found a bit too slow I discovered a surprisingly libertine book Not that bad of course but exactly the opposite I would have expected as a tip from my mum Eventually Narcissus and Goldmund was an involving reading Although I think that sometimes Hesse stumbles on the thin line between allegory and parody this book worths a reading I like the historical yet undetermined contest of the book even if the Goldmund character doesn t look that realistic to me The way Goldmund walks around the world is very Candidesue and picaresue and I do like this sort of moodAt the same time Herman Hesse is accurate and in my opinion does a better job in picturing Narcissus who at least behaves as a man in his adulthood rather than a whimsical naive boy as Goldmund stays for the whole book without having a real evolution despite all the life and sexual experiences he had I now this won t be appreciated by those who consider this book formative but the same comeback of Goldmund to the monastery where he spent his earlier pious years looks like a defeat than as an inner development of him Now I just wonder if my mum wished to make a Narcissus or a Goldmund out. Guldmund bliver ikke nogen from asketisk munk i losteret Mariabronn som vennen Narcis Han flygter ud i verden en vandrer ,particularly interested in
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Can I just say that I absolutely love Hermann Hesse ForI just say that I absolutely love Hermann Hesse For his words speak directly to my soul I have never exclusively followed an author except Hesse He is absolutely brilliant and his works are so nuanced to the point where they only mean anything to the reader unless they can relate in some profound way I have now finished all of his major works and I must say bravo All of his books are about the turmoil and duality of the human soul He speaks my language My next goal is to learn German so I can read his books again in his native tongueGoldmund and Narcissus is about that duality except in the form of two separate characters One is a thinker the other a feeler one values rationality and reason and the other values intuition One lives in the world of abstract ideas and the other in the world of sensuality and the senses One lives the life of a duty bound priest the other an Artist Neither is held in higher regard over the other Both struggle to find
the meaning of their nature I especially enjoyed the part where Narcissus talks about when someone who is meant tomeaning of their nature I especially enjoyed the part where Narcissus talks about when someone who is meant to an artist tries to live the life of a thinker evil ensues There is danger in trying to force themselves into that false role He calls the artist thinker a mystic Thinkers and artists alike have their place in the world and neither should think they are superior to the other for they are antithesis of each other Artist Smartist We fear death we shudder at life s instability we grieve to see the flowers wilt and the leaves fall and in our hearts we now that we too are transitory and will soon disappear When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death to make something last longer than we do Probably the most vivid contrast I ve read between on one hand the beauty of the skin visual art and sensual pleasures and on the other the splendors of the spirit stability science and logicHerman Hesse s brilliant philosophical novel 1930 involves two friends in medieval Germany Largely metaphorical this has the feel of a cautionary fairy tale with no true compass as to geography or time The story begins when Goldmund a student and Narcissus a teacher only a few years older become friends at a cloister school At first Goldmund earnestly focuses on his studies but then a few fellow students invite him to go off campus where he s seduced by a young Gypsy girl From that day forward his mind never wanders far from thoughts of women their sheer beauty and the pleasures of the senses He leaves and on his journeys he has numerous affairs with women of all ages statuses and sizes similar to Wilt Chamberlain in legion and legend All women. Den hjem og mål beruset af friheden og eventyret Overalt hænger Modern English in Action (Level 12) kvinderne ved ham og selv får han aldrig nok afærligh.