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Auf den Marmorklippen

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  548 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Bruder Minor und Bruder Otho leben gemeinsam zurückgezogen in ihrer Klause in der Marina, einer Gegend, die an mediterrane Landschaften erinnert, an den Schwarzwald und die Region um den Bodensee: eine arkadische Landschaft, deren Verbindung von nordeuropäischen und südeuropäischen Elermenten einen mythischen Raum entwirft.
Hier erforschen die Brüder die Botanik und legen i
Paperback, 151 pages
Published 2006 by Ullstein (first published 1939)
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Jay Koosman
Feb 25, 2015 Jay Koosman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simultaneously tedious and wonderful. It took me a long time to get through the book despite its short length; many passages I had to read a second time to fully grasp the meaning. Whether it was due to Jünger or the translator (Stuart Hood) I found the prose to be elegant but nevertheless difficult to decipher at times. It also seems like Jünger sometimes feels the need to include at least one trenchant insight on each page, e.g. "No house is built, no plan laid, of which decay is not the corne ...more
Apr 07, 2011 Oscar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Está muy bien eso de escribir relatos míticos y simbólicos, donde se oculta a la vista lo que significa cada elemento y personaje. 'Sobre los acantilados de mármol' es uno de estos casos, un clásico publicado en 1939 que es todo un alegato contra la barbarie que estaba por venir. Y ésto es lo único que me ha gustado de la novela, la denuncia de todos esos miserables que se ocultan tras un uniforme o una bandera para aplastar a todo aquél que no comparta su manera de pensar.

Porque una cosa es el
Oct 23, 2011 manuti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Como siempre, al final del verano llegó lo mejor. Una novela corta pero intensa, de estilo “novela alegórica“, que en cierta forma son precursoras de las novelas de fantasía y ciencia-ficción.

Cuenta la historia de dos hermanos ex soldados que se retiran a dedicarse a una vida contemplativa y de estudio, pero la guerra vuelve y ellos permanecen al margen. Como meros espectadores van narrando lo que ocurre a su alrededor, y que no es más que una metáfora de lo que estaba ocurriendo en Alemania con
Oct 10, 2011 Edward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-german
Many readers would dismiss Junger purely because he was a Nazi and officer in the German Abwher. Just like Knut Hamsun, his presence in the world of literature will not go away despite a segment of the population's dislike for the author’s political sympathies and a campaign by some to create an Orwellian newspeek that would erase his existence. Junger's ability is to create worlds peopled with characters that are merely observers or confine themselves to ivory towers in a world filled with terr ...more
Kai Schreiber
Aug 10, 2013 Kai Schreiber rated it it was ok
Hölzern gestelzte, biedere Prosa, eine Allegorie, die ich nicht recht durchschaue. Weniger ärgerlich als ich erwartet hatte, dafür deutlich langweiliger.
Anka Räubertochter
Es ist keine Übertreibung, wenn ich sage, dass ich dieses Buch mal so gar nicht verstanden haben. Schon allein die verschiedenen Zeitebenen haben mich so sehr verwirrt, dass ich nie wusste, wann sich etwas ereignet hat. Auch inhaltlich habe ich wenig mitgenommen. Die erwartete Anti-Haltung gegenüber der NS-Diktatur, insofern sie überhaupt vorhanden ist, erschließt sich mir keinesfalls. Vielleicht muss man sich näher mit dem Autoren befassen und das Buch öfter lesen, um es zu begreifen, ob ich da ...more
Dirk Buken
Jun 13, 2013 Dirk Buken rated it it was amazing
Dieses schmale Buch ist vielleicht eines der mutigsten Werke, der deutschen Sprache. Es war eine klare und offenherzige Kritik an der Deutschen Tyrannei in den Jahren 1933-1945. Jünger riskierte alles, als er es 1938 in Deutschland publizierte.
Aber es ist eben nicht nur eine chiffrierte Kritik auf die Tyrannei sondern auch voll von großartigen Bildern und Metaphern, die weiter über alles hinausgehen, was ich von Jünger bislang sonst noch gelesen habe.
Political fable written by an extreme right-winger and published in 1939. The story deals with two brothers, based on Juenger and his brother who come into opposition to the evil Chief Ranger whose forces have come to dominate the dark forests above the civilised and settled lands.

Nov 14, 2016 Tobias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Much like Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies, this is one of the great metaphorical stories about politics in the 20th century. Unlike dystopias, like 1984 and Brave New World, this book is not even in theory about future development. It is written in the 1930's in the Third Reich, and it is mainly concerned with the totalitarian systems which at that point appeared to be already taking over the world. It is also more concerned with personal perspectives and responses than with the practical orga ...more
Jan 02, 2014 Bbrown rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-work
It took me a while to grasp what On The Marble Cliffs is, but finally I realized that it's a fantasy novel without any of the genre's usual trappings. Two botanists live in peaceful isolation on the titular cliffs, surrounded by the wonders of nature in both plant and animal form. Below them, though, dark powers are stirring and eventually the forces of good must take up arms against the spreading evil.

I found this to be an interesting addition to the fantasy genre, with its separation of lands
Feb 17, 2016 Ricardo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cosac-naify
Alegorias é uma forma de escapar da realidade. Alemão e vivendo sob a sombra do fuhrer, usar esses artifício não é apenas um estilo literário, mas também sobrevivência.
Junger busca criticar a destruição e horror de uma guerra "Nos penhascos de mármore". Entretanto, se no universo criado pelo autor é etéreo e extremamente entediante, a perturbação gerada pelas forças do mal (a guerra) deixa todos deste universo num estupor de inação e sem senso.
Imagine o mundo acabando e você perceber que o azul
Hans Greve
Feb 08, 2017 Hans Greve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best, yet underrated books I've read.

Jünger's deep sense of the death of God in the modern world can be seen in this veiled piece trough the two monks studying nature - more precise, flowers - in a small cottage in the woods. The flowers should not be taken literally, I believe this id deeply symbolic. It's not about flowers, but platonic forms hinting at God that can be seen in this world. The mountain, or cliff, they live near can be seen as a symbol for this very ascent into the h
Dec 11, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book four stars, but with hesitation. I was leaning towards three, but I found the horticultural descriptions and environmental phenomenology mesmerizing. The writing is a very ornamental prose (should I thank the translator?), which is enjoyable, though eventually tedious after 100 pages. This aside, I found the subject matter of the book somewhat troublesome. The jacket says that Jünger first had the book published in Germany in 1939. This puzzles me, because I thought that he had ...more
May 21, 2013 annik rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-russian
Если б не долгострой, эта книга так и валялась бы недочитанной. Почти 3 года назад я бросила ее с мыслями «может быть, через пару лет», и благополучно сохранила о ней воспоминания как о тягомотине. Собственно, майский долгострой стал для меня настоящим актом мазохизма, чтение Юнгера вытянуло из меня все жизненные соки, я дважды засыпала над ним, а мое лицо во время чтения наверняка было крайне вытянутым. Чтение должно приносить радость, ящитаю, так что Юнгеру двойной незачет.

Скучное чернушное бо
Joel Ayala Alicea
Empieza muy bien, hasta que comienza a endilgarnos la filosofía de mierda de los idealistas. Porque es sencillamente eso: lo que se le conoce como una novela de tesis. El narrador intenta probar el ideal del pacifista. Está muy bien eso, pero no para la narrativa. Al parecer muchos escritores, antes y hoy día, olvidan el porqué nos apasiona la lectura: por las HISTORIAS, maldita sea. Si en algo estoy de acuerdo con Stephen King es en eso: lo que importa es la historia, muchacho.¿Acaso es necesar ...more
David Haberlah
Eine heroisch romantische, teilweise in mystische Tiefen tauchende Beschreibung des Untergangs einer vorindustriellen Gesellschaft. Detaillierte, größtenteils faszinierende Beschreibungen von Landschaft und Geschehen stehen einer romantisierten und dadurch schablonenhafte Beschreibung der Charaktere gegenüber. In ähnlicher Weise wechseln Beobachtungen von tiefem Sinn sich mit konservativem Standesdünkel ab. Ansätze Gesellschaftsschichten allgemeine Körpermerkmale und Charaktereigenschaften zuzus ...more
Dirk Baranek
Jul 14, 2012 Dirk Baranek rated it really liked it
Ich fasse sowas nicht ohne Bedenken an, man ist ja informiert. Aber ich muss sagen: das hier ist ein sehr faszinierendes Stück deutscher Literatur. Die Sprachmacht ist brutal, das Szenario fatal. Obwohl man es als Anti-Hitler-Roman lesen kann, bleibt es natürlich der elitistischen Weltsicht Jüngers verpflichtet. Aber welchen Furor die Nazibande angefacht hat, das zieht sich durch das ganze Buch und findet sprachlichen Ausdruck. Wobei dieser durchaus seiner Zeit verpflichtet bleibt: man huldigte ...more
Vira Motorko
"У формі алегорії автор засуджує нацизм". Як видно з авторської примітки, воно справді так. Але не було б цього написано, я б і не подумала. Хіба варварського насилля у світі було не досить і опріч нього? А тези по тексту цікаві є.

Звичне придирання до текстотворця - не то перекладача, не то коректора - витягло на сві т божий і "мережі на рибу", і всякі інші дурниці. А що далі, то більше не-там-поставлених ком і пропущених літер.

І як можна було у 21 столітті змусити умляути не відобразитись у пі
Mar 19, 2015 apollojet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Великолепная книга. Любители аллегорий и красивейшего, зрелого языка будут визжать от восторга.

Книга является аллегорической нападкой на социал-национализм Гитлера. И не просто нападкой — господин Юнгер хлещет данную идеологию ссаной тряпкой по щекам и делает это по-хозяйски уверенно и нагло.
Уверен, что я не понял там и половины отсылок — а потому планирую эту книгу перечитать после того, как прочту всего остального Юнгера и «Взлет и падение Третьего Рейха» впридачу.

Читайте националистов. Хороши
Patrice-loup Rifaux
Ce livre éminemment symbolique ne cesse de diviser quant à son interprétation : anti nazi ou anti Staline ?
Comme toujours avec Ernst Junger, il y a un double procès de connivence avec le nazisme et d'exaltation du vieil ordre prussien.
Ce débat m'a pas d'intérêt : il y a la une œuvre forte et ramassée sur un court texte, dans les significations possibles sont multiples.
C'est un grand livre !
Feb 17, 2014 Lukas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eklig langweiliger, reaktionärer und sich vor der Wahrheit versteckender Nationalistenschwachsinn. Ich hab's nicht mehr ausgehalten und die letzten 15 Seiten bis zum Ende übersprungen - und dann auch die letzte Halbseite nur mit Mühe geschafft.
Pik Pistorius
Jan 01, 2016 Pik Pistorius rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy Hans Zimmer
Recommended to Pik by: Robert O. Paxton
It starts out beautiful, then it becomes tedious, then beautiful again ... with glorious violence.

It's a testament to people's generosity to read this as an anti-fascist parable. It's worth remembering, however, that the Nazis themselves obviously didn't see the book as such.
Algirdas Brukštus
Keista misterija, pilna augalų, gyvačių, ugnies ir kraujo.
Čia patalpinta Jungerio biografija, kuri daro įspūdį ne mažesnį negu romanas:
Kelly Marie
Mar 05, 2008 Kelly Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get into, for some reason, but when I did, I really could not put it down. It's quite beautiful and romantic in a sad way.
Apr 01, 2010 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Человеческий порядок подобен космосу в том, что время от времени он, чтобы возродиться по-новому, должен погружаться в огонь."
Fred R
Jul 31, 2013 Fred R rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little naturalism would have gone a long way, but it's a gorgeous and not superficial abstraction of mid-century European politics.
Sep 17, 2012 Pieter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literatuur
Nogal cryptische beschrijving, imaginaire omgeving die gebukt gaat onder dreigend gevaar. Knap geschreven, maar niet meteen mijn stijl.
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Ernst Jünger 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, Jünger 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 ef ...more
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