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Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend

Hermann Hesse Ô 6 Download Download Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Anken jungen Dichters empfohlen des zeitkritischen Poeten Emil Sinclair der bisher nur in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften durch pazifistische Mahnrufe und Erzählungen aufgefallen war die gleichfalls von Hesse stammten Doch trotz des Inkognitos erlebte das Buch eine geradezu stürmische Aufnahme und wurde noch im Erscheinungsjahr mit dem Fontane Preis für das beste Erstlingswerk eines Nachwuchsautors ausgezeichnet Thomas Mann. But every man is than just himself he also represents the uniue the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world s phenomena intersect only once in this way and never again That is why every man s story is important eternal sacred that is why every man as long as he lives and fulfills the will of nature is wondrous and worthy of every considerationIt s uite timely that I read this one so soon after reading Zweig s tale Burning Secret about a young boy leaving childhood This book followed a similar thread a boy named Emil goes through his personal journey of becoming and it definitely goes into depth Unlike Zweig s book our protagonist comes of age in the real world not in an isolated setting and he does so with a sort of spiritual guide a curious boy named Demian I haven t read Hesse since I was a teenager and I think this book would have been even impactful to me at that time when I was trying to discover myself and choose my path Even so I really did enjoy this book and I found myself relating so much to this little German boy something I never expected to be able to doEntering the mind of a child on the journey to find out who he or she is something I hadn t thought of for a long time was very interesting because it s so easy to forget that we all go through this phase a time of pain or angst for many when we lose our innocence learn new things discover new philosophies and struggle to find meaning I felt I could relate to the younger Emil which makes sense because he and I chose very different paths Hesse is very philosophical and I enjoyed the conversation on spirituality and dualism although I can t necessarily say I agreed with them I was left with several thought provoking uotes some I will include here I have been and still am a seeker but I have ceased to uestion stars and books I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me Each man s life represents a road toward himself an attempt at such a road the intimation of a pathExamine a person closely enough and you know about him than he does himself I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self Why was that so very difficult

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Hermann Hesse Ô 6 Download Download Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Wie alle Hauptwerke Hermann Hesses hat auch der Demian den der damals 40jährige Autor mitten im Ersten Weltkrieg schrieb eine ebenso ungewöhnliche wie spannende Entstehungs und Wirkungsgeschichte Daß dieses im Herbst 1917 vollendete Buch erst im Juni 1919 ein halbes Jahr nach Kriegsende veröffentlicht wurde lag an der Unbekanntheit des Verfassers Denn Hesse hatte das Manuskript dem Verlag als das Erstlingswerk eines kr. Hermann Hesse s Demian influenced me than just about any book although I haven t read the novel in twenty years Through my late teens and early twenties I searched out every Hesse book I could find including the rarities journals letters etc going as far as to ferret out European editions in a Berlin bookstore on a solo trip as much influenced by Hesse as cheap airfare My initial college experiences three institutions in six semesters ended badly I became depressed and although I had friends spent much of my time isolated with books My hostile unsupportive parents created a tense unsafe environment The future looked bleak I was terrifiedBut I had Hesse And many of the Hesse protagonists reminded my sad desperate ass of myself I eventually finished college scraped out an existence and learned to survive Later a woman graciously and sympathetically agreed to marry me We moved to Wisconsin When packing up the apartment for the trek north I crated the Hesse books and didn t return to the author for twenty yearsA few weeks back I spotted a decent Demian edition with the Thomas Mann introduction for a couple bucks at a Borders closing sale I read the book over seven illness ridden gray spring days And while my perceptions of the novel changed of course with the passing decades Hesse s vision once again earned my appreciationSinclair the novel s narrator is a German teenager transitioning from the warm safe glow of his childhood world into a much scarier adulthood He tries to follow the rules but feels himself called to something other than the town status uo In school he meets a new student the mysterious adult and somewhat feminine Demian Sinclair through Demian learns of the individuals with the Mark of Cain These people are special they can t feel fulfilled within the normal societal context and must look elsewhere for meaning Sinclair spends much of his time alone feels loss and terror and almost fails out of boarding school Do you see why this setup was attractive to a teenager who felt like he couldn t stand ten minutes in a room with his parents and couldn t pass his first university courses I wanted to feel as if my isolation and third rate social skills had meaning and set me apart with a purpose I couldn t comprehend Demian and Sinclair separate after graduation and the latter experiments with alcoholic hazes before falling under the influence of a new mentor the benevolent but drunken and limited church organist Pistorus Sinclair paints and creates a vision of a bird breaking out of the egg as metaphor for his own process I wanted so badly to embody that bird to prove my failures as something deeper than incompetence Sinclair catches up with Demian near the start of what seems to be the second world war and when they next part they declare themselves part of a new vanguard who will help reshape the world after the military convulsions Demian is flawed Some passages rely on vague mythic language that mires in mystical and somewhat frustrating possibilities in other words one could accuse Hesse of taking the easy way out by framing Demian s insight as near indescribable And when Sinclair and Hesse call each other the pair somehow telepathically sense the need to meet This magic romantic power is easier to describe than anything tangible and even as a teenager I knew this type of interaction was beyond my capabilities and probably bullshit And when Demian says things like The new world has begun and the new world will be terrible for those clinging to the old What will you do he benefits from the lack of detail But none of that mattered to me twenty twenty five years back Hesse portrayed identity challenged young men who struggled on the edge of mainstream daily existence and hoped for something And while I can see the inherent romanticism and frustrating pseudo spiritualism with older calmer eyes I still feel the pull of Hesse s work Without Demian and similar books I would have lacked a voice for emotions I couldn t articulate on my own Hesse s work became a framework around which I could see potential self value at a time in my life when I was precariously close to a feeling worthless And while I can position Demian as a novel that resonates differently with me at forty one than at nineteen I recognize the camaraderie inherent in this book with a part of me that will never completely disappear Demian is intrinsic to my narrative vocabulary and always will be The vestiges of Hesse s influences are subtle but still present while I like to think I would search for meaning in what I do beyond convention without ever reading Hesse his work provided form and foundation however mystical on which I could build as I grew older and hopefully capable Thank you Mr Hesse for being there when I needed you most

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Hermann Hesse Ô 6 Download Download Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Verglich die elektrisierende Wirkung des Buches mit der von Goethes Werther da es »mit unheimlicher Genauigkeit den Nerv der Zeit traf und eine ganze Jugend die wähnte aus ihrer Mitte sei ihr ein Künder ihres tiefsten Lebens entstanden zu dankbarem Entzücken hinriß« Bis zur Entdeckung des Pseudonyms im Mai 1920 erschienen drei Auflagen denen dann unter Hesses eigenem Namen zu seinen Lebzeiten noch 93 weitere folgten. Man knows how much powder it takes to kill a man but doesn t know how to be happy DemianUpdate 7319 I reread this with a small group of students reading Growing Up novels We have read so far James Joyce s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Jeffery Eugenides The Virgin Suicides and now this All three I realize deal with the struggle between spirituality and sensuality for young people coming of ageOriginal review edited a little 8618Demian The Story of Emil Sinclair s Youth is a 1919 novel situated early on in pre WWI world of an adolescent boy Emil who early on is bullied with Max Demian intervening on his behalf I first read it when I was 16 and was thoroughly engaged in it It wasn t until I reread it recently that I realized how it had influenced my early thinking about spirituality and identity More accessible than Steppenwolf or even Siddhartha it was one of my very favorite Hesse books because it situates the spiritual and in this case Hindi and psychological in this case Jungian ideas in a story of what seem to be real young people as opposed to abstractions though some scenes featuring just ideologicalspiritual conversations can seem pretty abstract It s a story like most Hesse stories about a young man in the west specifically Germany and probably Hesse himself who comes to Enlightenment by trying to fuse different things he cares about from western and eastern philosophical traditions The early bullying trauma is the most engaging section of the book because it is the most narrative feels the most real like it is pulled right out of Hesse s own life The rest of the book is a kind of condensed developmental allegory of the coming of age ideas of Emil There are a variety of boys who help lead Emil a good boy along a path of doubting the conventional religion with which he was raised into a time of worldly pursuits and drinking and back somewhat in the direction of the Light the Sacred and self realizationMax Demian is a kind of doppleganger a shadow self in Emil Sinclair s Jungian struggle between the shadow and the light The dialogues in the book between Demian and Sinclair and other older boys in the book feel real enough but they can also be seen as self or inner dialogues Demian gets him to uestion conventional interpretations of Biblical stories He gets him to be skeptical to doubt to freely interpret everything he sees and reads There is a kind of Jungian dualism that Sinclair struggles with and a Hindu struggle between the world of illusion the Hindu concept of Maya and the real world the world of spiritual truth but it is different than the Good Evil dualism of Christianity in which he was raisedThe backdrop of the book is WWI and a sense that the world must die before it is reborn into a better thing The bird struggles out of the egg The egg is the world Who would be born must first destroy a world The bird then flies to God That God s name is Abraxas Abraxas would seem to be the God of a New Religion that emerges when people see through their worldly illusions This didn t really work out Herman did it Or it may have for a few million people but not far enough to truly transform the planet It s interesting to see the trend in the US to seek women politicians to replace rapaciously worldly men Because in Hesse s conception Emil falls in love with a girl named Beatrice that represents to him a kind of spiritual ideal consistent with this New Religion I think EmailHesse thinks going the way of women is generally better than the way of menEmil Sinclair later in the book seems to fall in love too with Frau Eva Max Demian s mother whom he views as an image of the Universal Mother which maybe evolved into the sixties conception of the Earth Mother a feminist environmental ideal that was seen as possibly a key to saving the planet Emil sees Eva as a Goddess image the Female ideal representing an ethereal sensual emotional life in contrast to the world of men that leads us to death and war Ironically most of Sinclair s transformations happens through conversations in and through intense relationships with boys such as Demian and Pistorius Not teachers but somewhat older boys who open up his mind to different ideas Interestingly for a guy who develops a kind of Goddess ideal Emil has almost no real connection to women or girls at all so he idealizes them in various ways If he meets a woman such as Beatrice he thinks about her he watches her but never really talks to her Other boys seem to have early sexual experiences but not Sinclair And yet Woman becomes for Emil the Ideal Spiritualbodily guide for him Sinclair s challenge Can he find a way to weave together sexuality the body attraction something renounced by Christianity and holiness the Spirit in Love And to find the Feminine in himself without completing renouncing the Masculine Not opposites but a fusion of the twoDemian and Max fight in WWI and one can see how Demian the book was so popular among young anti war people in 1919 after the war to end all wars and again in the anti Vietnam War sixtiesearly seventies What Hesse encourages is for young people to discover their true selves and to follow their inner vision Love can be part of that process of course but it never seems to me a truly social love or a social self with a commitment to changing the world Hesse s is a spiritual uest a uest for Self Enlightenment When I was 16 I was highly encouraged to make what we called in the Dutch Reformed Church Profession of Faith in keeping with the tenets of the Heidelberg Catechsim which we had to basically memorize over a series of years I was a skeptic taking notes on sermons I heard that made me worry about my church s Calvinist grounding in Original Sin We were all in my church s most conservative version of this view to see ourselves fundamentally as Sinners During this same year I read Demian and other works by Hesse And in the next couple years I would read the existentialists and Dostoevsky It was my Aunt Florence who emerged in this time as my Universal Mother A one time flapper an artist a teacher a nudist joyful not at all like my Dutch Reformed traditions She told me once when I was maybe fourteen that she had never believed in the idea of Hell and this sort of stunned me because I could never understand it either but I was surprised and glad to find someone who agreed with me within my family Like Emil who was confirmed in his Church even as he left it I made my parents happy and made a Profession of Faith even as I faced the possibility of being drafted in the Vietnam war Unlike Emil and Demian I never served in the military nor fired a weapon in a warI was possessed as a young man like Emil with intense feelings ranging from joy to self pity to melancholy which is to say adolescence I guess and my experience like Emil s featured intense discussions of books and the ideas embodied in them Self exploration was central for me at 16 and what contributions I might make to the needs other people were secondary until I decided to work in a psychiatric institution for some years and then become a teacher I very much liked revisiting my past self through this book I maybe didn t love it as much as I did when I first read it but I will hold on to my 5 starring of it that I felt then


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    (Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend) PDF Ñ Hermann Hesse I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self Why was that so very difficult? This uote stands alon

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    (Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend) PDF Ñ Hermann Hesse “I realize today that nothing in the world is distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself” Demian is a sad and lonely read; it is a thoroughly depressing exploration of the human soul and the adolescent mind The book portrays a general sense of detachment and dispossession with reality and the rest of the world Emil Sincliar is different We all are in our own way; though Emil is separate to everyone els

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    (Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend) PDF Ñ Hermann Hesse i am so glad i give authors three books to make me love them this was hesse's last chance to woo me and he really almost got a five star valentine from me but we will call it a four and a half must be a little coy after all this is a book that i would love to go back in time and give myself upon graduating from high sch

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    (Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend) PDF Ñ Hermann Hesse But every man is than just himself; he also represents the uniue the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect only once in this way and never again That is why every man's story is important eternal sacred; that is why every man as long as he lives and fulfills the will of nature is wo

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    Hermann Hesse Ô 6 Download review Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Hermann Hesse Read & Download Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend The things I do for BTSJoking this was one of the few books that really had an impact on my way of thinking It talked about religion belief and growth in a very profound way as if Hesse wasn't really writing but conversin

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    (Demian Die Geschichte einer Jugend) PDF Ñ Hermann Hesse “Man knows how much powder it takes to kill a man but doesn’t know how to be happy”—DemianUpdate 7319 I reread this with a small group of students reading Growing Up novels We have read so far James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Jeffery Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides and now this All three I realize deal wi

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