Narcissus and Goldmund: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2009
Duration: 10 hours 35 minutes
Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher’s fierce intellect and sense of discipline. When Narcissus persuades the young student that he is not meant for a life of self-denial, Goldmund sets off in pursuit of aesthetic and physical pleasures, a path that leads him to a final, unexpected reunion with Narcissus.
“A poetic novel unique in its fascination.”--Thomas Mann, author and Nobel Laureate