Goldmund is to study in the monastery Mariabronn. His father sent him there. There he meets a religious monk named Narcissus. He has subjected himself to a strict life and lives completely ascetically.
Siggi is in prison during the post-war period. He should write an essay. He remembers that his father was supposed to ban his profession from a friend who was a painter. Siggi should help him, but he rebelled.
Hailing from disparate social and economic backgrounds, Karl and Albert bond over their desire to escape their country and move to Barcelona, in search of a happier life. With their mutual ... See full summary »