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Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

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Emil Sinclair ist ein Junge, der in einem als "Scheinwelt" beschrieben bürgerlichen Elternhaus aufgewachsen ist. Dies ist die dramatische Geschichte seines Abstiegs - gesteuert durch sein frühreifen Schulkamerad Max Demian - in eine geheime und gefährliche Welt der Kleinkriminalität und Revolte gegen Konvention und seiner Erwachen zu Selbstheit.
Paperback, 194 pages
Published December 7th 1996 by Suhrkamp Verlag (first published 1919)
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Juan Esteban Totally, I would strongly reccomend it. I read it at the age of 28, last year, and I felt it was such a pity that I hadn't done it a decade ago, when…moreTotally, I would strongly reccomend it. I read it at the age of 28, last year, and I felt it was such a pity that I hadn't done it a decade ago, when I was a teenager. (less)

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Paquita Maria Sanchez
Star-ratings are funny little things.* At the risk of putting words into your collective binary mouth, let me tell you how it goes with a (for loss of a better word) "good" book...you know, one that you finish all too quickly and must lick your fingers and frantically flip back several pages in order to absorb the end once more, this time wholly, slowly, meditatively. At last accepting that you have experienced the novel's final message, that final flash of imagery both resolute and interpretive ...more
RandomAnthony
Apr 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Hermann Hesse's Demian influenced me more 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 ...more
Jenn(ifer)

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 quote stands alone on the very first page of the novel, and it tells you all you need to know.

I loved this book. I want to make you love it. I sit here at this keyboard and try to write, yet after reading this exquisite novel, everything I have to say sounds trite. I type. I delete. Type some more. Delete. Nothing I say is adequate.

I feel like I live inside Hermann Hess
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Alexxy
Sep 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads, yet-2-r
I'm going to read this book, so maybe I can understand what the hell is going on with BTS's new teasers.



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Ahmad Sharabiani
Demian: Die Geschichte einer Jugend = Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth, Hermann Hesse
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه آگوست سال 1974 میلادی
عنوان: دمیان : سرگذشت جوانی امیل سینکلر؛ اثر: هرمان هسه؛ مترجم: خسرو رضایی؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه، 1346؛ در 263 ص؛ زیر نظر: احسان یارشاطر؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، جامی، علمی فرهنگی، 1386؛ در 200 ص؛ شابک: 9645620457؛ چاپ سوم 1392؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان آلمانی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: دمیان؛ اثر: هرمان هسه؛ مترجم: لیلی بوربور؛ تهران، فرس، 1363؛ در 239 ص؛
عنوان: دمیان؛ اثر
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Rowena
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-lit
"But every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, 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 consideration."


It's quite timely that I read this one so soon after reading Zweig's tale ( Burning Secret ) about a
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karen
Jul 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i am so glad i give authors three books to make me love them. this was hesses 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 school. i would love to know whether it would have made me more or less insufferable than i am now. because i could see it going either way, at seventeen. i could see myself ta ...more
Ahmed Oraby
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
إننا لا نصل أبدًا، لكن طرقنا تتقاطع
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 239 صفحه تشکیل شده است... داستان در مورد خاطراتِ زندگیِ پسربچه ای به نام «سینکلر» است که از زبانِ خودش بیان می شود
این پسر بچه در خانواده ای مذهبی و البته اصیل و پولدار، همراه با خواهرانش بزرگ شده است و رفتارِ آرام و مودبانه ای دارد و البته گوشه گیر نیز می باشد... فضای خانه را بهشت می داند و فضای خارج از خانه برای او دنیایی ترسناک و متفاوت است
در مدرسه نوجوانی به نام «فرنز کرومر» که در خانواده ای شر و خرابکار بزرگ شده است... بابتِ یک داستانِ دروغین از یک دزدی خیالی که
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Ehsan
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

قرأت حول هرمان هسه في كتاب اللامنتمي، وقرأت عن اللامنتمي في كتاب العالميّة الإسلاميّة الثّانية، هكذا قادني القدر إلى دميان وسنكلير، لكن لماذا الرّواية الّتي كان بطلها سنملير تعنون باسم دميان ؟

سنكلير يرمز إلى هسه .. الباحث عن نفسه، كما يعبّر في بداية كتابه: " لم أكن أريد إلاّ أن أعيش وفق الدّوافع الحقيقيّة الّتي تنبع من داخلي، فلما كان الأمر بعذه الصّعوبة؟ " وهذه المقدّمة القصيرة هي أكثر ما مسّ روحي من الرّواية - وما مسّها كثير - لقد أردتُ دائمًا أن أعيش حياة طبيعيّة، الحياة الّتي خُلقت من أجلها،
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Χαρά Ζ.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
_Demian_

I read this on a whim, i've read steppenwolf last year and even though i believe it's a great book, i somehow felt distant to it. But with this one Hesse gave to me all the things that i was hoping for. Deep, beautiful and tender. The story is equal to the writing the the writing to the story, everything about this book feels amazing. It's summer and i am busy and too lazy to write a proper review, but i loved it and please give it a try.
Be well folks and have a great August <3
Agir(آگِر)
Sep 30, 2014 rated it liked it
بعد اعجوبه و سیدراتها و بازگشت زرتشت این چهارمین کتابی هست که از هرمان هسه میخوانم
هرمان هسه شخصیتی خودساخته داشته و همیشه در پی کشف وجود و منیت خود بوده
او قهرمانانش را پس از یاد گرفتن راه رفتن،از هر معلم و آموزگاری رها میکند تا خود به سوی شناختن پیش بروند
وی بزرگترین مذهب رو در وجود خود انسان ها جستجو میکند
و انسان را آفریده ای تحسین برانگیز و خیلی نزدیک به خداوند می داند
در دمیان از سرنوشت انسان ها می گوید که باید این مسیر را طی کنند
البته نه با قدم های شتابان بلکه آهسته و با تامل
وهر انسانی سرنوش
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Magdalen
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oppa-picks
So Hesse has the ability to capture your attention with an extremely captivating, interesting and promising start only to manage to lose you somewhere in the middle and as for the ending he'll either leave you mesmerized or disappointed I suppose...

The thing is that I couldn't relate after a certain point and trust me I had every kind intention to love this book since I loved Steppenwolf, but Demian was nothing like it. Neither in regards to the prose nor the theme or context.
Maggie
May 05, 2008 rated it did not like it
Ugh. I forced myself to finish this short book and, in the end, felt it wasn't worth the trouble. I picked it up because I loved Siddhartha so much (though it's been years since I read it and now I wonder if it it will hold up). I found Demian terribly melodramatic and over-wrought and I could never really begin to care much about Sinclair and all his angst-ridden inner turmoil. There were a few interesting and lovely passages -- only a couple of times did I feel a thrill of poetry in the langua ...more
Brooke
Oct 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ..
Demian...............how lucky people are who are so inclined to constantly be searching as are the characters in this book! How much they discover, how many emotions they feel, how incredibly inspiring they are. I loved this book because I love passionate people.
Alice
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The things I do for BTS...

Joking, 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 more conversing directly with my mind.

Sinclair and Demian, though being very peculiar and surreal characters, were one the mirror of the other, surrounded by a plot heavy with symbolism and magical elements.

The idea of the two worlds, one so close to the other that you could esily
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مهسا
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هرمان هسه در مقدمهی کتابش میگه:
من نمیتوانم خود را دانا بنامم. من جویندهای بودهام و باز هم خواهم بود؛ ولی دیگر در ستارگان و کتابها نمیجویم، بلکه به آنچه در خونم میجوشد گوش فرا دادهام. داستانم برای خواندن مطبوع نیست؛ مانند داستانهای ساختگی شیرین و گیرا نیست. داستان من یک جنبهی بیمعنایی از دیوانگی،پریشانی و رویا دارد؛ بسان زندگانی کسی که نخواهد خود را گولبزند

خوببودن خیلی مفهومِ کلیایه ولی میتونم بگم مناسببودن و قابللمس\درکبودن و نهایتا لذتبخشبودنِ یک کتاب برای هرکس، به اینکه کتابی رو در چه شرایط و
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Stela
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stela by: Carmen Irimia

I will try not to be emotional and write an “objective” review, even though Hermann Hesse’s Demian moved me beyond words and explanations. Maybe because its serene tone and unaggressive intellectualism have a mesmerizing quality, or maybe because, just like Siddhartha some years later, it does not try to challenge or convince you. Or maybe because of the open-minded way in which it sees the world, it tells its story, it reveals its truth. And last but not least maybe because of the beautiful ima
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Chris_P
Who is Max Demian? Is he deranged? Is he a God? An apostle? Maybe he is the rushing spirit that arrives in a person's life around puberty, swiping away the fears and doubts of childhood and helping the person in question to grow and progress. Or simply misguiding them towards doubtful paths.

Had I read it ten years ago, I would have connected with Demian. Something that didn't happen now. It's one of those books that I would seek to hold on to back then, while now, detached as I was, I found it i
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هالةْ أمين
رغم أنني كثيرا ما أعيب على الروايات قلة الحوارات
إلا أن هذه استثناء
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لا أعرف كيف أصنفها تماما ، إلا أنني قرأتها في الوقت المناسب
ذاك الوقت الذي تبدأ ذاتك بطرح الأسئلة التي غالبا لا تجد إجابات مقنعة لها لتسكتها
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رحلة شاب بسيط متخبط في البحث عن الطريق الموصل لذاته
يتعالى ويتهاوى بين الفضيلة والرذيلة
لم يجد نفسه لا هنا ولا هناك
غاص في التحليلات الفسلفية والتفسيرات الدينية
فكان لصديقه ماكس دميان - الذي أحببت شخصيته كثيرا - تأثيرا بالغا عليه
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والحب الذي كان يبحث عنه فوجده
فلم يستطع أن يحدد موقفه منه
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sologdin
Nutshell: dude goes to school, grover-dills around town with various people, and finally goes off to war, either WWI or a predicted WWII.

Along the way, some amusing readings of biblical events, delivered by Demian, the obscure object of desire in the story, regarding Golgotha (51) and Cain (23-24), the latter of which notes that "the first element of the story, its actual beginning, is the mark." The "Mark of Cain" is a metaphor that stays with the narrator the entire story, though it's not obv
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Foad
خیلی خیلی زیاد من رو به یاد کتاب های پائولو کوئیلو انداخت. باید یه کم مطالعه کنم راجع به شباهتا و تفاوت هاشون. ولی مثل همون ها، از حقیقت گمشده ی انسانیت و از عرفانی مرموز حرف می زد، بدون این که بگه این حقیقت چیه و راهی به سوی اون عرفان نشون بده. فقط شرح مکاشفات و شیدایی های عجیب و غریب شخصیت ها بود که مسلماً در دنیای واقعی مصداق نداره.

جدای از اون، نیمه ی نخست داستان خوب بود. ماجرای بچه ای که در بین دوگانگی دنیای نورانی و پاک و بی آلایش درون خانه اش با دنیای تاریک و آلوده ی بیرون خانه اش مردّده و
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Fabian
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
There is something infuriating at the center of Hesse's "Demian"... & I bet the root of it is the repression of homosexuality. "Demian" is, in its simplest form, THE coming out story. All the imagery and the Biblical allegories all point toward the protagonist's big secret: he's is irresistibly gay. He is in hell trying to get to the point (the climax at the end is over-powerfully dull)--the reader must withstand true bicurious leanings and vanilla homoeroticism. The whole God-should-personi ...more
DeeDee
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Demian.. What a beautiful book!!!

...“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us”...
بثينة العيسى

الرواية صغيرة، ولكنها وعرة وكما هي عادة هرمان هيسه .. فهي ليست نصاً سهلاً، ولا بيضاً مسلوقاً، ولا شيئا تستطيع أن تقرأه وتستوعبه كاملاً ما لم تمنحه نفسك كاملاً. الرواية رحلة داخلية يخوضها البطل صوب ذاته، وعليه فهي فقيرة بالأحداث والحوارات (نسبياً) .. ومليئة بتلك العبارات التي تضيء وتلتبسُ في غياهب المعنى. الرواية جميلة، تغادرها وأنت تحسّ بأنك .. هممم .. لست الشخص نفسه؟

Phoenix2
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: classics, philosophy, allegory
Shelves: classics
“The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God's name is Abraxas.”

For a book full of philoshophical meanings, Demian was quite understandable. The author did a great job to present his character's thinking and feelings, and even the transition from a boy to a man. Okay, so Demian is a book about growing up, finding oneself and one's place and role in the society. The young boy of the book combines only
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Bita
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"من فقط ميخواستم به آنچه درون من است جان ببخشم. اين كار چرا اين همه سخت بود!"
جدا از حال و هواى عرفانى داستان كه ارتباط برقرار كردن با كتاب را براى من سخت ميكرد، ريز شدن در درونيات اميل و زير ذره بين گذاشتن احوالات او بخصوص در دوره ى كودكى و نوجوانيش خيلى لذتبخش بود. اين پاراگراف را ببينيد...
"خوشبختانه پدرم به محض ورود متوجه كفشهاى خيس و گلى من شد و از توجه به آنچه بدتر از آنها بود غافل ماند و من مى بايست به ناچار تلخى پشيمانى گناه ديگرم را كه عبارت از پنهان داشتن گناه اولم بود، بچشم. همين وقت ب
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Claudia
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Die Welt, wie sie jetzt ist, will sterben, sie will zugrundegehen, und sie wird es."

Über H. Hesse:
Der Dichter kam 1977 in Calw zur Welt. Er sonnte sich in der Geborgenheit der Familie, gleichzeitig spürte er aber auch die Sehnsucht nach der Ferne.
Schon als 13-jähriger fasste er den unverrückbaren Entschluss, "entweder Dichter zu werden oder gar nichts"

DEMIAN schrieb er im Alter von 40 Jahren in wenigen Monaten. Darin spiegelt sich die Suche nach seimem ureigenen Wesen. "Ich wollte ja nichts al
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Roxy
I just completed the most incredible book I have ever read. At least right now, only minutes after finished pouring myself into its words for the past two days (in which I read it front to back), that is what I think... That this is the most special, enlightening, beautiful, peaceful, entrancing...almost holy books I have ever, ever read. Right now I feel this odd understanding and contentment in my stomach, heart, and mind. It might sound cheesy, but everything about this book was perfect. I re ...more
Lolita Bni Hasan
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عندما تنتهي من هذه الروايه تغوص في اعماق ذاتك وتبدأ في فهم هذه الفلسفه العميقه حول ما كان يحيكه هيرمان هيسه في حياه الشاب سنكيلر حيث في بدايه الروايه تتحدث عن الخطيئه مهما كانت صغيره وما يعقبها من خطايا وما الى ذلك ... هيرمان عبقري وجعلني ادخل في دوامات الفلسفه وسيكولوجيه الحياه بقالب يصعب على أي من كان فهمها عند قراءه هذه السطور للمره الاولى .. رغم ذلك هناك شيء ناقص اعتقد اني سوف اجده في روايات اخرى لهيسه

شكر خاص للاخت بدريه البرازي الي شجعتني وعرفتني بالكاتب عن قرب :)
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Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi) which explore an individual's search for spirituality outside society.

In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only ca
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