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Narcissus and Goldmund (1971, Bantam Books) 4 stars

First published in 1930, Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of two diametrically opposite men: …

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4 stars

Pretty good book exploring the differences/similarities between rationalism and creativity. I enjoyed the conversations between the two title characters explaining their points of view both at the beginning and the end of the story. It was also fun to see how similar Goldmund's ideas matched my own during my early 20s. I also enjoyed Narcissus's explanations of how a thinker applies their use of logic towards daily life. Goldmund is really a dirtbag and uses people for his own gains, however I felt I couldn't dislike his character. Overall it was a great read and possibly some of Hesse's best written prose.