DEMIJAN [HERMAN HESE] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. DEMIJAN [Herman Hese] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “If you want to learn about Korea, you should read this,” she said, pulling down a Korean-language edition of Hermann Hesse’s Demian.

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I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. We had awoken, or were awakening, and we were striving for an ever perfect state of wakefulness, whereas the ambition and quest for happiness of the others consisted of linking their opinions, ideals, and duties, their life and happiness, ever more closely with those of the herd.

Every god and devil that ever existed, be it among the Greeks, Chinese, or Zulus, are within us, exist as latent possibilities, as wishes, as alternatives.

Very many are caught forever in this impasse, and for the rest of their lives cling painfully to an irrevocable past, the dream of the lost paradise – which is the worst and most ruthless of dreams. But above all, a young Korean reader might take from Demian a Catcher in the Rye -style indictment of the generations above.

My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves. Everyone goes through this crisis. The bird flies to God. Courier Dover Publications,p. In other projects Wikiquote.

Who would be born must first destroy a world. It’s hfse for one never hermqn transgress a single law and still be a bastard. But once demmijan know the other interpretation you no longer have the choice of following the crowd. I am telling it to those who have a better knowledge of man. That is not some type of hedonistic exercise indulged by those intimidated by responsibilities and ordinary challenges.


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The novel refers to the idea of Gnosticismparticularly the god Abraxasshowing the influence of Carl Jung ‘s psychology. Such themes appear throughout Demian as semi-autobiographical reflections upon Hesse’s own exploration of Jungian philosophy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself.

Only the ideas we actually live are of any value. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As usual he noticed my resistance even before I had said anything. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and hes to attract. Want to Read saving….

He had loved and had found himself. Refresh and try again. You understand that, don’t you?

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 consideration. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn’t. By using this site, you agree to the Terms hesf Use and Privacy Policy. They all sense that the rules they live by are no longer demikan, that they live according to archaic laws — neither their religion nor their morality is in any way suited to the needs of the present.

What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us. The point is that this God of both Old and New Testaments is certainly an extraordinary figure but not what he purports to represent.

Sinclair’s entire existence can be summarized as a struggle between two worlds: This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat I mean the business with the two thieves.


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Retrieved from ” https: That God’s name is Abraxas. My story is not intended for them. He has character, and people with character tend to receive the short end of the stick in biblical stories. But now comes this sentimental little treatise about the good thief. Demian was first published under the pseudonym “Emil Sinclair”, the name of the narrator of the story, but Hesse was later revealed to be the author.

Other people live in dreams, but not in hhese own. No one succeeds in this once he has begun to think. But the demijab consists of something else besides.

Why Do Koreans Love Herman Hesse’s Demian Above All Other Western Novels? – BLARB

At the beginning, Sinclair looks up towards his sisters and mother, and even his house maid. Their childhood becomes hollow and gradually collapses, everything they love abandons them and they suddenly feel surrounded by the loneliness and mortal cold of the universe. The symbol of Abraxas appears as a bird breaking free from an egg or a globe.

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According to Hesse, the novel is a story of Jungian individuation, the process of opening up to one’s unconsciousness. That is why so many people live such an unreal life.

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