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Known for engaging prose rich in human sympathy and imagination, Nobel Prize-winning German novelist Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) incorporated two themes in most of his works: the isolation of the artist and the fundamental duality of existence. The second of these is particularly evident in Demian, Hesse's first major novel. In it, the youthful Emil Sinclair recognizes that life consists of opposing forces; however, his older friend Max Demian manages to both clarify and complicate Sinclair's confused thoughts about life's conflicting values. Popular with young adults since it was first published in 1919, this brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's exploration of the duality of human nature has retained its remarkable power as a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence. It is reprinted here with an informative introduction by Stanley Appelbaum, who has also provided excellent literal English translations on pages facing the German original.

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<:st>Previous editions are cited in Dover has combined the original 1919 German text with Appelbaum's translation (published in 2000 as a Dover Thrift edition) in a side-by-side edition. A new introduction by Appelbaum has been included, making this a full treatment of Hesse's story.
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First major novel by Nobel Prize-winning author explores the fundamental duality of existence through the tale of a troubled young man's confusion about life's conflicting values. Recounted in engaging prose, this brilliant psychological portrait offers a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence.

Synopsis:

This first major novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse incorporates a theme he returned to again and again in most of his works: the fundamental duality of existence. The youthful protagonist, Emil Sinclair, recognizes that life consists of opposing forces; however, his older friend, Max Demian, manages to both clarify and complicate Sinclair's confusion about life's conflicting values. Recounted in engaging prose, rich in sympathy and imagination, this brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's exploration of the polarities of human nature has retained its remarkable power as a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence.

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ISBN:
9780486420424
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Translator:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Translator:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
E, Hermann
Author:
Hess
Author:
Hesse, Hermann
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
French
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Dual Language German
Series Volume:
#801
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
German
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.59 lb

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First major novel by Nobel Prize-winning author explores the fundamental duality of existence through the tale of a troubled young man's confusion about life's conflicting values. Recounted in engaging prose, this brilliant psychological portrait offers a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence.
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This first major novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse incorporates a theme he returned to again and again in most of his works: the fundamental duality of existence. The youthful protagonist, Emil Sinclair, recognizes that life consists of opposing forces; however, his older friend, Max Demian, manages to both clarify and complicate Sinclair's confusion about life's conflicting values. Recounted in engaging prose, rich in sympathy and imagination, this brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's exploration of the polarities of human nature has retained its remarkable power as a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence.

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