"All I really wanted was to try and live the life that was spontaneously welling up within me. Why was that so very difficult?"
Generations of readers have recognized the impassioned cry that introduces the young narrator of Demian, and embraced this tale of a troubled young man's struggle toward self-awareness. Initially published in Berlin in 1919, the novel met with instant critical acclaim, as well as great popular success among people seeking answers amid the devastating aftermath of World War I.
A brilliant psychological portrait of an individual's departure from social conventions in the search for spiritual fulfillment, Demian encompasses many of the themes associated with Hermann Hesse, its Noble Prize-winning author, particularly the duality of human nature and the quest for inner peace.
Considered an important work in the evolution of 20th-century European literature, this perceptive coming-of-age novel enjoys a particular resonance with young adults, a fact that has made Demian a perennial favorite in schools and colleges all over the world. This inexpensive edition, featuring an excellent new English translation, is sure to be welcomed by teachers and students, and by the legions of confirmed Hesse fans.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Age Range: 14 - UP years
Grade Level: 09 - UP
Paperback: 128 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.90 x 13.18 x 0.86 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.10 Kg
The main topics of this book are still heavily relevant to this day. What a timeless masterpiece. Would recommend for those who seek a good self-reflection and social-issue related reading.
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Definitely one of my favorite books. I love how Hesse portrayed the journey of the main character into adulthood. It's surely relatable at some points.
this one becomes one of my favorite classic novel. it's a must read.
for those of you who loves dark mysterious book, you would love this. It has been such a roller coaster reading Demian. Such a mind changing experience to adulthood and definitely one of my favorite