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Ernst Jünger and Germany: Into the Abyss, 1914-1945

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Product Description from English edition: For most of his life, Ernst Jünger, one of Europe’s leading twentieth-century writers, has been controversial. Renowned as a soldier who wrote of his experience in the First World War, he has maintained a remarkable writing career that has spanned five periods of modern German history. In this first comprehensive study of Jünger in ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 1997 by Constable (first published October 24th 1996)
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Tim Pendry

Nevin produces a perhaps overly generous but nevertheless useful account of one of the last century's most important European intellectuals, giving powerful insights into the 'German mind'.

Of course, Junger was an exceptional - a hysterical personality hidden behind an icy persona. His morbid and intense fanaticism presented in cool and refined terms, the aesthete of collectivised death.

The book only covers half his life. This would mean the story of a young man in most cases but here covers fiv
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Sam Schulman
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
If you know anything about Jünger, you'll see it again herein. This was a "best-of-the-year" recommendation by A.S. Byatt - which says more about her than about the competent Mr. Nevin.
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