Narcissus and Goldmund
list by Mr. Saturn
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Release date: 1 March 1984
ISBN-10 : 0553275860 | ISBN-13: 9780553275865
" The fire of his first youthful fervor burned toward a pious, ascetic hero-image, and at the first furtive encounter, at life's first appeal to his senses, at the first beckoning of femininity he had felt that there was an enemy, a demon, a danger: woman. And now fate was offering him salvation, now in his most desperate need this friendship came toward him and offered his longing a new alter for reverence. Here he was permitted to love, to abandon himself without sinning, to give his heart to "
"An allegorical story about reason and sentimentality. "
"Another astonishing masterpiece by Hesse. Here his focus is on the ancient dualism between the rational and the emotional aspects of the kosmos. The former is, according to Hesse, the thinking/mathematical/rational/logical side of the human psyche, which is essential in the strict ascetic meditation practices of various religions, while the latter is the driving force behind emotions, adventures, and Art. These two different aspects of being human, these contrasting ways of approaching the kosmo"