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Now the hammer is swung back for the blow, now it whirls forward, till, just missing your skull, it sends the splinters flying from the post once more.

View all 11 comments. This is an uplifting ending – again, how strange for a WWI novel! How long will I be able to stand it View all 21 comments. Lobbing grenades while storming British trenches is just updated swordplay, really: The thought of killing him did ednst occur.

In that same chapter, Junger defines what makes the “good soldier”: I don’t mean to be unfair by judging Junger via the prism of our contemporary standards, I mean, we are all products of our own time and that should be taken into consideration. Junger is an excellent writer and this book is one I will read over and over again, it’s just that good. There are multiple editions of junget book it has been released many times.

But the narrator also exults in war.

He took thirteen wounds and survived, having fought in many of the key battles on the western front. I thought more than once of the men in these fiery furnaces.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Inin Paris, he was told the news about the extermination camps, and finally reached the conclusion that he had been staving off since the tempestads of the Weimar Republic he had helped to undermine: With all that amiable co-operation going around, one wonders why they didn’t just drop the guns and go for a beer.


And his exploits on the front!

I suppose there must be some comparisons between this book and All Quiet on the Western Front. Too many well-read men te,pestades to prepare the way for a pitiless hoodlum who despised them, and they even came to value him for being a hoodlum: The feeling of hours days and weeks of everything from boring waiting, marching and some drudgery Feb 16, Bryan Alexander rated it it was amazing Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Sam It’s rated high for lots of reasons, but your question seems to be really asking “why is this book rated so high even though it appears to glorify …more It’s rated high for lots of reasons, but your question seems to be really asking “why is this book rated so high even though it appears to glorify ernsg But that appears to be par for the course – little exercises designed to keep the men occupied but with little or no tactical value.

I don’t know how different subsequent versions are. Ttempestades, the first-person perspective of a person who DIDN’T feel like it was the war junver end all wars: Interesting to me as this is World War I.

Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In sum, this must be one of the oddest war memoirs ever published, equal parts exciting, off-putting, and exacerbating. The edition I read went with the author’s words and Michael Hoffman translates and does an introduction.

In spite of the danger, I was always loath to leave the attic window of the house, because it was an exciting sight, watching units and individual messengers hurrying across the field of fire, often hurling themselves to the ground, while the earth whirled and spat to the left and right of them. Machine guns sweep fields. Almost from the beginning, the patrol goes awry and 10 of the 14 never return. Junger was an extraordinary observer who kept a diary from the first day of the war to its conclusion.


We see minute aspects of billets, gear, and personal details. Tempestwdes Hofmann spends a lot of time in his introduction denigrating his predecessor Basil Creighton’s version of ; this is not a classy move, particularly when I wouldn’t call his own translation especially fluent though I’m sure there are fewer direct errors.

Storm of Steel

He does a very good job of giving the feel of war even though this takes place in WW I. This version could have been the version, but the translator wasn’t positive that it wasn’t even later than that.

After this orgy of destruction, the shelling quickly flooded back to its previous levels.

War is the harshest of all trades, and the masters of it can only entertain humane feelings so long as they do no harm. Unsettling memoire from a German officer who fought throughout the first world war. acefo

With the profits of the bestselling Storm of Steel he bought a rural retreat and pursued entomological researches he was fond of armored beetles.

Jan 06, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: You are a world to yourself, saturated with the appalling aura of the savage landscape.

By the latter stages of the Cold War his unorthodox writings about the impact of materialism in modern society were widely seen as conservative rather than radical nationalist, and his philosophical works came to be highly regarded in mainstream German circles.

There was a cluster of shell-shot tanks quite close to the embankment, and I often went to look at them. Lists with This Book.

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