Sturm

Sturm Set in in the days before the Somme offensive Ernst J nger s Sturm provides a vivid portrait of the front line experiences of four German infantry officers and their company A highly cultivated

Set in 1916 in the days before the Somme offensive, Ernst J nger s Sturm provides a vivid portrait of the front line experiences of four German infantry officers and their company A highly cultivated man and an acute observer of his era, the eponymous Lieutenant Sturm entertains his friends during lulls in the action with readings from his literary sketches The text s foSet in 1916 in the days before the Somme offensive, Ernst J nger s Sturm provides a vivid portrait of the front line experiences of four German infantry officers and their company A highly cultivated man and an acute observer of his era, the eponymous Lieutenant Sturm entertains his friends during lulls in the action with readings from his literary sketches The text s forays into philosophical and social commentary address many of the themes of J nger s early work, such as the nature of war, death, heroism, the phenomenon of Rausch, and mass society.Originally published in installments in the Hannoverscher Kurier in 1923, Sturm fell into obscurity until 1960, when it was re discovered and subsequently re published by Hans Peter des Coudres, a scholar of J nger s work This translation the first to be published in English brings to the English speaking world a work of literature of interest not only to students of J nger s work and of World War I, but to any reader in search of a powerful story of war and its effects on the lives of the men who endure it.

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Sturm

  1. Ernst J nger was a decorated German soldier and author who became famous for his World War I memoir Storm of Steel The son of a successful businessman and chemist, J nger rebelled against an affluent upbringing and sought adventure in the Wandervogel, before running away to briefly serve in the French Foreign Legion, an illegal act Because he escaped prosecution in Germany due to his father s efforts, Junger was able to enlist on the outbreak of war A fearless leader who admired bravery above all else, he enthusiastically participated in actions in which his units were sometimes virtually annihilated During an ill fated German offensive in 1918 Junger s WW1 career ended with the last and most serious of his many woundings, and he was awarded the Pour le M rite, a rare decoration for one of his rank.Junger served in World War II as captain in the German Army Assigned to an administrative position in Paris, he socialized with prominent artists of the day such as Picasso and Jean Cocteau His early time in France is described in his diary G rten und Stra en 1942, Gardens and Streets He was also in charge of executing younger German soldiers who had deserted In his book Un Allemand Paris , the writer Gerhard Heller states that he had been interested in learning how a person reacts to death under such circumstances and had a morbid fascination for the subject.J nger appears on the fringes of the Stauffenberg bomb plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler July 20, 1944 He was clearly an inspiration to anti Nazi conservatives in the German Army, and while in Paris he was close to the old, mostly Prussian, officers who carried out the assassination attempt against Hitler He was only peripherally involved in the events however, and in the aftermath suffered only dismissal from the army in the summer of 1944, rather than execution.In the aftermath of WW2 he was treated with some suspicion as a closet Nazi By the latter stages of the Cold War his unorthodox writings about the impact of materialism in modern society were widely seen as conservative rather than radical nationalist, and his philosophical works came to be highly regarded in mainstream German circles Junger ended his extremely long life as a honoured establishment figure, although critics continued to charge him with the glorification of war as a transcending experience.

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  1. Ce texte court contient tout l art d Ernst Junger une criture tr s ma tris e, litt raire, et une th matique du guerrier et de la m canisation On reproche parfois Junger de faire l apologie de la violence, tort C est une apologie de l me du guerrier non pas saisi comme une g n ralit abstraite mais comme une individualit h ro que.Ernst Junger, mieux que beaucoup d autres, a compris les enjeux moraux et humains de ce qu il appelle la force m canique, c est dire la modernit , l industrialisation,la [...]


  2. J nger Mai saputo niente oltre il nome e l ambigua fama Mai letto niente Non mi interessa Anche questo racconto ripreso in mano per la terza volta pi per senso dell ordine sullo scaffale da molto tempo e voglio togliermelo di torno che per interesse genuino Bam Colpita e affondata Superomismo, etica dell eroismo guerrafondaio Ok, ok.Ma c una vita aperta come una ferita che pulsa feroce con parole che bruciano Sembra l alba selvaggia del mondo che noi, ormai, vecchi e disincantati pantofolai, con [...]


  3. This book was about two thirds introductions and analysis, which is okay, really I do think some academic introduction adds to the experience of this sort of book I especially enjoyed the translator s notes I always wonder, when I read a book not originally written in English, if the beauty is of the original author or of the translator I am not really familiar enough with Junger either way I ve only read Storm of Steel before this but Walker did an excellent job, if the beauty of the prose is [...]


  4. It is difficult to sum up any of Junger s works because the critical pieces of the story are often his philosophical reflections rather than his plots It is almost as if the stories themselves Eumeswil, The Glass Bees, Aladdin s Problem, etc occur as afterthoughts they are primarily a vehicle that transports us into the inner workings of a character s mind and a variety of intellectual musings Sturm, which is also the name of the protagonist, is no exception to this The story takes place over th [...]


  5. Sono arrivata a Il tenente Sturm su consiglio del mio libraio di fiducia, dopo aver letto Niente di nuovo sul fronte occidentale e Un anno sull altipiano Del primo, letto in tedesco, mi sono innamorata alla follia Del secondo ho adorato il narratore, astemio come me Cos sono arrivata a J nger Il libro brevissimo e si divide tra i pensieri filosofeggianti dell io narrante, ci che accade in trincea e i racconti che il tenente Sturm scrive e legge a voce alta ai suoi commilitoni Personalmente, pref [...]


  6. From J nger s perspective war is something akin to a Deleuzean diagram an abstract machine that explores and sets free the immanent energetic resources of a society It s neither good nor bad It is a problem solving device similar to, say, markets or natural selection It s the coldly observing eye of J nger the entomologist that prevails here What happens to a group of men when you put them in these extreme conditions He approaches the question as if one had asked how a given alloy was likely to [...]


  7. Considerada una de las voces m s l cidas del siglo XX, el escritor Ernst J nger 1895 1998 particip en las dos guerras mundiales En la Gran Guerra se alist como voluntario y result herido en varias ocasiones En 1923 escribi El teniente Sturm, en la que novela su experiencia personal A la Gran Guerra tambi n dedic Diario de guerra 1914 1918 El Teniente Sturm es un joven intelectual con estudios de zoolog a en Heidelberg Como otros muchos j venes de su generaci n, se alist a la guerra impulsado por [...]


  8. Een semi autobiografisch kortverhaal dat door zijn lagen het genie van J nger ten volle toont Enerzijds is er de raamvertelling van de jonge luitenant aan het Westfront, anderzijds de korte passages waarin Sturm aan zijn mede officieren passages uit zijn werk voorleest Net uit die passages, handelend over de veteraan Falk, een verzinnebeelding van een generatie, spreekt zijn kunst De innerlijke onrust, de leegte, de zinloosheid, tegen een achtergrond van een malende oorlogsmachine en een onstopb [...]


  9. No s qu decir de este libro Me pareci muy corto, y que los temas tan profundos que abord sent que fueron tratados de manera muy r pida y que se cortaba el sentido de la lectura No s D fue muy extra o Pero a pesar de eso creo que fue una buena lectura.


  10. Wow, wat een heerlijk boek.Enorm taaie kost zijn de gedachtes en verhalen van de hoofdp ersoon Ieder woord moet je omkeren Wanneer de strijd losbarst volgt de stroomversnelling.Vreemde is dat het geen anti WO I boek is.



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