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Narcissus and Goldmund Novel by Hermann Hesse

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Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a young man named Goldmund who is sent to a monastery to atone for his mother’s sinful lifestyle, whom his father ran off. At the monastery, Goldmund becomes enamored with a teacher who is close to his age; Narcissus, who is Goldmund’s foil.

  • Book Cover Type: Paperback
  • Language(s): Persian (Farsi)
  • Persian Title: کتاب نارسیس اثر هرمان هسه
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Hermann Hesse

Hermann Karl Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Hermann Karl Hesse was born on 2 July 1877 in the Black Forest town of Calw in Württemberg, German Empire. His grandparents served in India at a mission under the auspices of the Basel Mission, a Protestant Christian missionary society. His grandfather Hermann Gundert compiled a Malayalam grammar and a Malayalam-English dictionary, and also contributed to a translation of the Bible into Malayalam. Hesse’s mother, Marie Gundert, was born at such a mission in India in 1842. In describing her own childhood, she said, “A happy child I was not…” As was usual among missionaries at the time, she was left behind in Europe at the age of four when her parents returned to India. Hesse’s father, Johannes Hesse, the son of a doctor, was born in 1847 in Weissenstein, Governorate of Estonia in the Russian Empire (now Paide, Järva County, Estonia). Johannes Hesse belonged to the Baltic German minority in the Russian-ruled Baltic region: thus his son Hermann was at birth a citizen of both the German Empire and the Russian Empire. Hermann had five siblings, but two of them died in infancy. In 1873, the Hesse family moved to Calw, where Johannes worked for the Calwer Verlagsverein, a publishing house specializing in theological texts and schoolbooks. Marie’s father, Hermann Gundert (also the namesake of his grandson), managed the publishing house at the time, and Johannes Hesse succeeded him in 1893.

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Handling time7 Days
Book Cover TypePaperback
ISBN9786001760976
Suitable forAdults
Language(s)Persian (Farsi)
Pages272
Weight305 Gram
AuthorHermann Hesse
Persian Titleکتاب نارسیس اثر هرمان هسه
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