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Narcissus And Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
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Apr 10, 2008

it was amazing
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Read in June, 1996

Hesse's books all deal with fundamental problems of being human. The approach he takes is not necessarily amenable to everyone; he tends to draw to him those with a sensitive, introspective, and even spiritual bent.

This book is the one that explores dualities. Two friends are on the same journey of self-discovery but they take completely different paths. The premise is very simple but the magic of Hesse's writing is that he has the skill to explore all the nuances and crevices of these ideas while at the same time providing enough beautiful description and detail of exquisite creation to keep the reader enthralled and interested.

Hesse has been lauded for merging concepts of the East and West and really that is his greatest strength; by examining and combining the best of human thought and striving for wholeness, he has given us one of the greatest gifts of all — knowledge of and peace with the self.

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