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Storm of Steel: Penguin Modern Classics

Autor Ernst Junger
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 3 iun 2004
Presenting the desperate conflict of the First World War through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier, Ernst Jünger'sStorm of Steelis translated by Michael Hofmann in Penguin Modern Classics.
'As though walking through a deep dream, I saw steel helmets approaching through the craters. They seemed to sprout from the fire-harrowed soil like some iron harvest.'
A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism,Storm of Steeldepicts Ernst Jünger's experience of combat on the front line - leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, and simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart. One of the greatest books to emerge from the catastrophe of the First World War, it illuminates like no other book not only the horrors but also the fascination of a war that made men keep fighting for four long years.
Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) the son of a wealthy chemist, ran away from home to join the Foreign Legion. His father dragged him back, but he returned to military service when he joined the German army on the outbreak of the First World War.Storm of Steel(Stahlgewittern) was Jünger's first book, published in 1920. Greatly admired by the Nazis, Jünger remained at a distance from the regime, with books such as his allegorical workOn the Marble Cliffs(1939) functioning as a covert criticism of Nazi ideology and methods.
If you enjoyedStorm of Steel, you might like Edward Blunden'sUndertones of War, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
'To read this extraordinary book is to gain a unique insight into the compelling nature of organized, industrialized violence'
Niall Ferguson, author ofWar of the World
'Hofmann's interpretation is superb'
The Times
'Unique in the literature of this or any other war is its brilliantly vivid conjuration of the immediacy and intensity of battle'
Telegraph
'Storm of Steelis what so many books claim to be but are not: a classic account of war'
Evening Standard
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780141186917
ISBN-10: 0141186917
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.24 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria Penguin Modern Classics

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

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Undoubtedly the most powerful memoir of any war I have ever read ...Storm of Steelcombines the most astonishing literary gifts with absorption with war in every detail. It has German loyalties and a German sensibility, but not a trace of propaganda. It is particular, yet universal ... What Jünger saw and recorded was, to use his own word, 'primordial'. It takes great art to convey that appalling simplicity
Storm of Steelis what so many books claim to be but are not: a classic account of war
Hofmann's interpretation is superb
Unique in the literature of this or any other war is its brilliantly vivid conjuration of the immediacy and intensity of battle

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Cuprins

Storm of Steel Introduction
Bibliography
Storm of Steel
In the Chalk Trenches of Champagne
From Bazancourt to Hattonchâtel
Les Eparges
Douchy and Monchy
Daily Life in the Trenches
The Beginning of the Battle of the Somme
Guillemont
The Woods of St-Pierre-Vaast
Retreat From the Somme
In the Village of Fresnoy
Against Indian Opposition
Langemarck
Regniéville
Flanders Again
The Double Battle of Cambrai
At the Cojeul River
The Great Battle
British Gains
My Last Assault
We Fight Our Way Through