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Narcissus and Goldmund

ISBN13: 9780553275865
ISBN: 0553275860
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
List Price: $7.99
Publisher: Bantam
Published Date:
Pages: 320
Average Goodreads rating: 4.21/5 (1164 ratings)

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