A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesses masterpiece of youthful rebellionwith a foreword and cover art by James Franco
Hermann Hesse (18771962) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. His many books includeSiddhartha, Steppenwolf, and Narcissus and Goldmund.
Damion Searls has translated many classic twentieth-century authors, including Proust, Rilke, and Thomas Bernhard. His translation of Hans KeilsonsComedy in a Minor Key was a New York Times Notable Book and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Searls lives in Brooklyn.
Ralph Freedman is a professor emeritus of comparative literature at Princeton University and the author of an acclaimed biography of Hermann Hesse. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.
James Franco is an Oscar-nominated actor and director. His writing has appeared inEsquire, the Wall Street Journal, and McSweeneys. Franco lives in New York.
A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesses beloved novelDemian.
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 Francos personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesses widely influential coming-of-age novel.
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