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Literary Analysis – Hermann Hesse – Demian

Summary Demian was written by German author Hermann Hesse in 1917 and published in 1919. The novel was first published under the name of the main character Emil Sinclair as a kind of autobiography in which Emil Sinclair describes his youth and search for authenticity and spirituality in the years leading up to the first …

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Why Christian Monasteries had to Preserve Classical Literature

The rediscovery of classical literature, starting in the 12th Century CE, initiated the process of relearning about the literature and knowledge of the ancient world that had been lost in Europe during the Middle Ages. Much of this literature, consisting of vast subjects including poetry, history, and philosophy, that initiated the Renaissance in the following …

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