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. Download and start listening now!