The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth

Book - 2013
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A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse's masterpiece of youthful rebellion--with a foreword and cover art by James Franco

A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse's beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Franco's personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesse's widely influential coming-of-age novel.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780143106784
Branch Call Number: FIC HESSE
Characteristics: xxxi, 135 p. --
Additional Contributors: Searls, Damion


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shirley28 Mar 22, 2017

I love Demian. This is one of Hesse's greatest works, and thank you Ishida Sui, for bringing me to this book. Of course, I am also grateful that more well-know artists such as the K-POP group BTS has used Hesse's work as an inspiration (not sure if this is the right word). Thank you!

Feb 21, 2017

just put it on hold but theres so many people that have it on hold already so imma just go buy it instead! im too excited to wait!
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Feb 11, 2017

I love everything about this book. There were many moments I had to stop reading the book because of it's philosophical questions to ponder them myself. What's great was that one question would lead to another and I would be hungry for more answers. It's a satisfying desire. There is a theme of spiritualism that seems to relate to Gnosticism that I was never exposed to, but it did broaden my knowledge to it more through research. Would recommend to young adults :)


Feb 11, 2017

haha, it makes me so happy seeing so many armys here. I finally got around to reading this, and seeing the number of armys who have already read it makes me feel late :D

BigBangtanGakuin2148 Jan 09, 2017

It may seem as a simple story in the beginning, but once you keep reading, the uniqueness of both the writing style and story starts showing and telling you that this novel of Youth is like no other.

Nov 28, 2016

yay, so many Army's here!

Oct 25, 2016

Very interesting book especially Hesse's interpretation regarding the spiritual theme... and wow so many armys here BTS power! Haha thank you Rapmon!

Oct 21, 2016

Not a true Army if you haven't read this :)

Oct 20, 2016

ayy Pickering ARMY :D ~

Oct 12, 2016

I'm here because of BTS too !
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