Demian

ISBN-10: 0486414132
ISBN-13: 9780486414133
Edition: 2000 (Unabridged)
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Description: A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man’s quest for self-awareness, this coming-of-age novel achieved instant critical and popular acclaim upon its 1919 publication. A landmark in the history of 20th-century literature, it  More...

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List price: $3.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man’s quest for self-awareness, this coming-of-age novel achieved instant critical and popular acclaim upon its 1919 publication. A landmark in the history of 20th-century literature, it reflects the author’s preoccupation with the duality of human nature and the pursuit of spiritual fullfillment. Excellent new English translation. Introduction.

Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877 -- August 9, 1962) was a German poet, novelist, essayist and painter. His best-known works included 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. Hess publicly announced his views on the savagery of World War I, and was considered a traitor. He moved to Switzerland where he eventually became a naturalized citizen. He warned of the advent of World War II, predicting that cultureless efficiency would destroy the modern world. His theme was usually the conflict between the elements of a person's dual nature and the problem of spiritual loneliness. His first novel, Peter Camenzind, was published in 1904. His masterpiece, Death and the Lover (1930), contrasts a scholarly abbot and his beloved pupil, who leaves the monastery for the adventurous world. Steppenwolf (1927), a European bestseller, was published when defeated Germany had begun to plan for another war. It is the story of Haller, who recognizes in himself the blend of the human and wolfish traits of the completely sterile scholarly project. During the 1960s Hesse became a favorite writer of the counter culture, especially in the United States, though his critical reputation has never equaled his popularity. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

Introduction
"Um meine Geschichte zu erzahlen" / "To tell my story"
Zwei Welten / Two Worlds
Kain / Cain
Der Schacher / The Thief on the Cross
Beatrice / Beatrice
Der Vogel kampft sich aus dem Ei / The Bird Fights Its Way Out of the Egg
Jakobs Kampf / Jacob's Fight with the Angel
Frau Eva / Lady Eve
Anfang vom Ende / The Beginning of the End

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