A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man2s 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 fulfillment. Excellent new English translation. Introduction.
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Though Hesse's 1919 novel is not out of print, this spiffy little take is a dual-language edition. The text appears in the original German on the left-hand page and in Appelbaum's English translation on the right. Read full review
Demian is a beautifully written novel, we get to live the procces of growth Sinclair experinced and see the world through his eyes. It also gives us readers a thing to think about, perhaps even help us in our own growth and shift our prespective here and there.
The flow of the story is amazing, time shifts are hardly felt and you move through the story's timeline with great ease.
The ending,though it leaves a few questions and is an open one, it fits the theme perfectly, and fufills the aim of the novel, wrapping it up nicely.
There are a few point though were a felt the story lacks action, even becomes a bit dull.but this is quickly forgotten as you move farword and in the story.