Demian (Paperback)

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"Demian" is a novel written by the German-Swiss author Hermann Hesse. Originally published in 1919, "Demian" is a coming-of-age novel that explores themes of individualism, self-discovery, and spiritual awakening.

The story is narrated by Emil Sinclair, a young boy growing up in Germany during the early 20th century. Sinclair experiences the challenges of adolescence and the rigid social norms of his time. His life takes a significant turn when he meets Max Demian, a charismatic and unconventional classmate who introduces him to a world of philosophical and spiritual ideas.

As Sinclair becomes increasingly influenced by Demian's perspective, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and rebellion against societal conventions. The novel delves into themes of inner conflict, the search for one's true self, and the tension between conforming to societal norms and pursuing personal authenticity.

"Demian" is often regarded as a precursor to Hermann Hesse's later and more famous works, such as "Siddhartha" and "Steppenwolf." It reflects Hesse's interest in Eastern spirituality and his exploration of the inner workings of the human psyche.

The novel's narrative is rich in symbolism and psychological depth, making it a thought-provoking and philosophical work. "Demian" has been influential in the realm of literature and has resonated with readers seeking to understand the complexities of identity, morality, and personal growth.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789358049398
ISBN-10: 9358049391
Publisher: Pharos Books Private Limited
Publication Date: January 15th, 2024
Pages: 152
Language: English