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Demian The Story of Emil Sinclair s Youth by Hermann Hesse I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings whic...
words of the Bible. If one wanted an unsullied and orderly life, one made sure one was in league with this world. The othe...
that I must begin my story. One half-holiday--I was little more than ten years old--two neighborhood kids and I were roami...
people from the other world were not like us in these matters.  Not say anything   laughed Kromer.  Kid, what do you take ...
oath by God and everything that was sacred  --was immaterial. My sin was not specifically this or that but consisted of ha...
white summer dresses shimmer in the sun as I fell out of paradise back into reality, again face to face with the enemy, wi...
repeatedly  it seemed to me I heard it all the time. There was not a single place, not a single game, no activity, no thou...
at that time, I can only say that he was in every respect different from all the others, was entirely himself, with a pers...
had gone, everything he had said seemed incredible. Cain a noble person, Abel a coward  Cain s mark a mark of distinction ...
was totally new and left a deep impression on me--everything I had resisted and that had been agony to me when Kromer was ...
someone begins to think. He s surprised, he becomes inquisitive, he thinks you re remarkably high-strung and reaches the c...
me, and I became afraid again. Everything began to seem so ominous to me that I began to whimper. I was surrounded by too ...
having regained my peace of mind and the confidence of my parents, I became a most exemplary boy at home, played more than...
was my own affair to come to terms with myself and to find my own way, and like most well-brought-up children, I managed i...
and disreputable sect. In connection with this I also remember having heard him suspected of being his mother s lover. Mos...
course you need practice. For example, there is a species of butterfly, a night-moth, in which the females are much less c...
looked away and made no reply. Even though I was terribly curious I could not repeat the question. I believe he meant his ...
But at once he smiled and did not probe any further. His words, however, touched directly on the whole secret of my adoles...
happened that we were having an argument just before class. My friend was tight-lipped and seemed to take no pleasure in m...
home was surprisingly easy, I was almost ashamed that I did not feel more nostalgic. My sisters wept for no reason  my eye...
Things I had never thought possible became everyday reality, seemed normal. Alfons Beck, who was eighteen, seemed to be ab...
why I felt alone among them and was therefore able to suffer so much. I was a barroom hero and cynic to satisfy the taste ...
Well, I didn t care. I held a very special grudge against Max Demian, whom I hadn t seen again even once. I had written hi...
ornaments, flowers, small imagined landscapes  a tree by a chapel, a Roman bridge with cypress trees. Sometimes I became s...
encounter in my notes and I realize that it was done out of vanity and shame. I have to make up for it. Thus, during one o...
he obliged me to eat the coat of arms  When I had swallowed it, I felt to my horror that the heraldic bird was coming to l...
teacher would call on me. If I was distracted or listless, then he would suddenly appear beside me. That had already happe...
the dark animalistic drive I had experienced at first with fright, nor was it any longer the devout transfiguration I had ...
almost completely dark, only a very thin beam of light penetrated the window closest to me. I waited until the music cease...

Passacaglia-a composition similar to a chaconne, typically in slow triple time with variations over a ground bass.

stay but you can run along if you want.   When I joined him the next time, after he had played the organ, he was not very ...
capable of rebuilding it  mountain and stream, tree and leaf, root and flower, yes, every natural form is latent within us...
It is impossible to recount briefly all that Pistorius the eccentric musician told me about Abraxas. Most important was th...
are eighteen years old, Sinclair, you don t go running to prostitutes. You must have dreams of love, you must have desires...
his real concern.  You re continent, too, aren t you   he asked reluctantly.  What do you mean, sexually    Yes. I ve been...
the present. They went beyond it, mirroring the future, tore me away from the present into new forms of life whose images ...
too, had been sent to me, that from him, too, came back whatever I gave him, in double measure  he, too, was a leader for ...
something the implications of which I had been unaware of at the moment of speaking. I had succumbed to a weak, rather wit...
nothing but his own fate no longer has any companions, he stands quite alone and has only cold universal space around him....
perceived the fate that had propelled him on inexorably  I suffered with him, and rejoiced that there had been one man who...
Sinclair, nothing good can come of all of this. These people who huddle together in fear are filled with dread and malice,...
experienced returned to me in the form of a reply and fulfillment. In a flash I saw hosts of images throng past my mind s ...
few friends,   she said with a smile,  a few very close friends who call me Frau Eva. You shall be one of them if you wish...
so completely himself, so utterly faithful to the active seed which Nature planted within him, that in living out its grow...
entreat,   she added,  or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be...
doorway, and breathed the stifling atmosphere that filled the house that morning. What was it  What had happened  Frau Eva...
I had persuaded my parents to allow me the summer semester in H. My friends and I now spent almost all our time in the gar...
the sweetest of images and now fate looked at me suddenly with a threatening and horrible mask.  My mother  We don t have ...
rain, and my intense state of consciousness I could sense that a master was near me. A huge city could be seen in the clou...
Switzerland, and brought out Demian, which reflects his preoccupation with the workings of the subconscious and with psych...