March books meetup - Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse

This month's book is a classic tale of the conflict between inner peace and worldly struggle by Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund. You can find it on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Narcissus-Goldmund-Peter-Modern-Classics/dp/0720612918/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362142844&sr=1-4

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

Hope to see you there.

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  • Gail

    Great night - interesting book chat & then quiz and chat afterwards. Really good

    March 29, 2013

  • Becky M

    check out our shelfari shelf!
    http://www.shelfari.com/bristolbookclub

    March 29, 2013

  • Paul

    We're down at the bottom of the pub today

    March 28, 2013

  • Susan

    Oh after so looking forward to discussing Hesse it turns out I'm on holiday. Hope you all enjoy.

    March 15, 2013

  • Paul

    I know I shouldn't judge it this way but this book has a horrible cover.

    March 1, 2013

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