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Hesse's novel of two medieval men, one quietly  content with his religion and monastic life, the  other in fervent search of more worldly salvation.  This conflict between flesh and spirit, between  emotional and contemplative man, was a life study for  Hesse. It is a theme that transcends all time.  The Hesse Phenomenon "has turned into a vogue,  the vogue into a torrent. . .He has appealed both  to. . . an underground and to an establishment. .  .and to the disenchanted young sharing his contempt  for our industrial  civilization."--The New York Times Book Review

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First published in 1930, Narcissus and Goldmuna is the story of two diametrically opposite men: one, an ascetic monk firm in his religious commitment, and the other, a romantic youth hungry for worldly experience.

Hesse was a great writer in precisely the modern sense: complex, subtle, allusive: alive to the importance of play. Narcissus and Goldmuna is his 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.

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Hesse's novel of two medieval men, one quietly    content with his religion and monastic life, the    other in fervent search of more worldly salvation.    This conflict between flesh and spirit, between    emotional and contemplative man, was a life study for    Hesse. It is a theme that transcends all time.    The Hesse Phenomenon " has turned into a vogue,     the vogue into a torrent. . .He has appealed both    to. . . an underground and to an establishment. .    .and to the disenchanted young sharing his contempt    for our industrial    civilization." --The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN:
9780553275865
Translator:
Molinaro, Ursule
Author:
Molinaro, Ursule
Author:
Hesse, Hermann
Author:
Hesse
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships -- Germany.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue edition
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
v. 197, 2004
Publication Date:
19840231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.86x4.22x.88 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553275865 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1930, Narcissus and Goldmuna is the story of two diametrically opposite men: one, an ascetic monk firm in his religious commitment, and the other, a romantic youth hungry for worldly experience.

Hesse was a great writer in precisely the modern sense: complex, subtle, allusive: alive to the importance of play. Narcissus and Goldmuna is his 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.

"Synopsis" by , Hesse's novel of two medieval men, one quietly    content with his religion and monastic life, the    other in fervent search of more worldly salvation.    This conflict between flesh and spirit, between    emotional and contemplative man, was a life study for    Hesse. It is a theme that transcends all time.    The Hesse Phenomenon " has turned into a vogue,     the vogue into a torrent. . .He has appealed both    to. . . an underground and to an establishment. .    .and to the disenchanted young sharing his contempt    for our industrial    civilization." --The New York Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , US
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