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Aladdin's Problem

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Friedrich Baroh, is beset by problems. Anarch, aspiring entrepreneur, and amateur historian of ideas, the aristocratic Baroh is also, unfortunately, a soldier in the East German army. His eventual defection to the West leads to a college degree, marriage, and a good job at his uncle's funeral parlor, but it can't dispel Baroh's other problem, a metaphysical one: each man i ...more
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Published by Hushion House (first published 1982)
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Rowan Lock
Aladdin's Problem is an excellent work by a talent author. It's not often that a book can grip me enough to finish it all in one go, especially considering his isn't the easy-going thriller fluff I usually dust off in a hurry. Ernst Junger is most famous for his Fascistic war epic Storm of Steel, but Aladdin's Problem shows us a whole different side to the author. Dealing with the mid-life crisis of a East Prussian from a declining aristocratic line called Fredric Baroh, Aladdin's Problem is a f ...more
Jordan West
I read this principally for the allegorical, fantastic elements, and it was a long journey for little reward; narrated by one of Junger's typically aristocratic, oh so superior 'anarchs', the majority of the first hundred pages consist of his grousing about the iniquities of the age of democratic, technological materialism, making such claims as ". . .today's exploitation surpasses by far the practices of absolute monarchy" after confronting the grave injustice of paying property tax. Junger is ...more
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German writer. In addition to his many novels, he is well known for Storm of Steel, an account of his experience during the First World War.

Many regard him as one of Germany's greatest modern writers and a hero of the conservative revolutionary movement following World War I. Others dismiss him as a militarist or reactionary.

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