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Demian (Perennial Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780060931919
ISBN10: 0060931914
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In Demian, one of the great writers of the twentieth century tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent — led by precocious shoolmate Max Demian — into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

Review:

"The electrifying influence exercised on a whole generation just after the First World War by Demian...is unforgettable. With uncanny accuracy this poetic work struck the nerve of the times and called forth grateful rapture from a whole youthful generation who believed that an interpreter of their innermost life had risen from their own midst." From the Introduction by Thomas Mann

Review:

"The last half of the book suffers a sea change into something rich and strange — too rich and too strange for what has gone before. Symbolic dreams and painting, cryptic messages and meetings, transcendental relationships, culminating in a cult of self and of 'Fate,' replace the solution through rational experience that the earlier development seemed to promise. The luminosity of the story grows vaporish with only spasmodic flashes of the earlier intensity and light." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

In Demian, Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse, author of Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclairs descent—led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian—into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

Synopsis:

In Demian, one of the great writers of the twentieth century tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent--led by precocious shoolmate Max Demian--into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

"The electrifying influence exercised on a whole generation just after the First World War by Demian...is unforgettable. With uncanny accuracy this poetic work struck the nerve of the times and called forth grateful rapture from a whole youthful generation who believed that an interpreter of their innermost life had risen from their own midst."
-- From the Introduction by Thomas Mann

About the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in 1877. His books include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and Magister Ludi. He died in 1962.

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CoyoteNW, January 14, 2010 (view all comments by CoyoteNW)
A brilliant argument on why the world should not be viewed as black/white or good/evil. I was floored that this 1917 coming-of-age story holds up so well...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060931919
Translator:
Roloff, Michael
Translator:
Lebeck, Michael
Translator:
Roloff, Michael
Author:
Hesse, Hermann
Author:
by Hermann Hesse
Author:
Lebeck, Michael
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Bildungsroman.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Publication Date:
20090908
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.06x5.36x.44 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060931919 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The electrifying influence exercised on a whole generation just after the First World War by Demian...is unforgettable. With uncanny accuracy this poetic work struck the nerve of the times and called forth grateful rapture from a whole youthful generation who believed that an interpreter of their innermost life had risen from their own midst."
"Review" by , "The last half of the book suffers a sea change into something rich and strange — too rich and too strange for what has gone before. Symbolic dreams and painting, cryptic messages and meetings, transcendental relationships, culminating in a cult of self and of 'Fate,' replace the solution through rational experience that the earlier development seemed to promise. The luminosity of the story grows vaporish with only spasmodic flashes of the earlier intensity and light."
"Synopsis" by ,

In Demian, Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse, author of Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclairs descent—led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian—into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

"Synopsis" by , In Demian, one of the great writers of the twentieth century tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent--led by precocious shoolmate Max Demian--into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

"The electrifying influence exercised on a whole generation just after the First World War by Demian...is unforgettable. With uncanny accuracy this poetic work struck the nerve of the times and called forth grateful rapture from a whole youthful generation who believed that an interpreter of their innermost life had risen from their own midst."
-- From the Introduction by Thomas Mann

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