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The Resource Demian : the story of Emil Sinclair's youth, Hermann Hesse ; [introduction by Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck]

Demian : the story of Emil Sinclair's youth, Hermann Hesse ; [introduction by Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck]

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Demian : the story of Emil Sinclair's youth
Title
Demian
Title remainder
the story of Emil Sinclair's youth
Statement of responsibility
Hermann Hesse ; [introduction by Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck]
Title variation
Demian
Title variation remainder
the story of Emil Sinclairs youth
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Hesse portrays the turmoil of Emil Sinclair, a docile young man who is drawn by his schoolmates into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention. 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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Demian is a coming-of-age story that follows a young boy's maturation as he grapples with good and evil, lightness and darkness, and forges alternatives to the ever-present corruption and suffering that he sees all around him. Crucial to this development are his relationships with a series of older mentors, of who the titular Demian is the most charismatic, otherworldly and ultimately influential.
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033823
Cataloging source
BHP
Dewey number
833
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2617.E85
LC item number
D413 1976
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1010
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the story of Emil Sinclair's youth
Label
Demian : the story of Emil Sinclair's youth, Hermann Hesse ; [introduction by Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck]
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Demian : die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend
Control code
155281
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 171 p.
Isbn
9780899666303
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26143782
  • (OCoLC)26143782
Label
Demian : the story of Emil Sinclair's youth, Hermann Hesse ; [introduction by Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck]
Publication
Note
Translation of: Demian : die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend
Control code
155281
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 171 p.
Isbn
9780899666303
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26143782
  • (OCoLC)26143782

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