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

  • Title: Sturm
  • Author: Ernst Jünger
  • ISBN: 9783129043615
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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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    1. Ce texte court contient tout l'art d'Ernst Junger : une écriture très maîtrisée, littéraire, et une thématique du guerrier et de la mécanisation. On reproche parfois à Junger de faire l'apologie de la violence, à tort. C'est une apologie de l'âme du guerrier - non pas saisi comme une généralité abstraite mais comme une individualité héroïque.Ernst Junger, mieux que beaucoup d'autres, a compris les enjeux moraux et humains de ce qu'il appelle la force mécanique, c'est à dire la [...]

    2. Jünger! 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 piú per senso dell'ordine ( é 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'é una vita aperta come una ferita che pulsa feroce con parole che bruciano. Sembra l'alba selvaggia del mondo che noi, ormai, vecchi e disinca [...]

    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 more 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 [...]

    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 o [...]

    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. Così sono arrivata a Jünger. Il libro è brevissimo e si divide tra i pensieri filosofeggianti dell'io narrante, ciò che accade in trincea e i racconti che il tenente Sturm scrive e legge a voce alta ai suoi commilitoni. Person [...]

    6. From Jünger’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 Jünger 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 [...]

    7. "Considerada una de las voces más lúcidas del siglo XX, el escritor Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) participó en las dos guerras mundiales. En la Gran Guerra se alistó como voluntario y resultó herido en varias ocasiones. En 1923 escribió El teniente Sturm, en la que novela su experiencia personal. A la Gran Guerra también dedicó Diario de guerra (1914-1918). "El Teniente Sturm es un joven intelectual con estudios de zoología en Heidelberg. Como otros muchos jóvenes de su generación, se ali [...]

    8. Een semi-autobiografisch kortverhaal dat door zijn lagen het genie van Jünger 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 ons [...]

    9. No sé qué decir de este libro. Me pareció muy corto, y que los temas tan profundos que abordó sentí que fueron tratados de manera muy rápida y que se cortaba el sentido de la lectura. No sé D: fue muy extraño. 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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