6 October 2015
7 August 2015
Telos Press has just announced their newest Ernst Jünger publication: a republication of Eumeswil in the superb original Neugroschel translation!!
But most importantly, this new Eumeswil makes the author's critical concept of the anarch again accessible for study and discussion through the life and reflections of its protagonist and proto-anarch, Martin Venator.
(For a taste of the anarch's worldview and life-strategy, see my partial compilation of anarch quotes from Eumeswil.)
I encourage you to buy directly from Telos Press - so giving them, the worthy beneficiaries, Amazon's cut,
7 May 2015
2 April 2015
Gli Annali di Eumeswil è una rivista pubblicata dal Associazione Eumeswil (Firenze), scritti di narrativa e di saggistica con periodicità annuale. Il tema di ogni fascicolo riprende il tema del ciclo di conferenze del Associazione Eumeswil di quel anno.
Adesso è possibile richiedere direttamente dal Associazione Eumeswil il nuovo fascicolo "IL CORAGGIO" (dal ciclo di conferenze 2014 "Il Coraggio").
Anche gli arretrati sono ancora disponibile:
– TEMPO E DESTINO (2012)
– ORIENTE E OCCIDENTE (2011)
– NOSTALGIA DEL PARADISO (2010)
– IL CRIMINE (2004)
– LA MENZOGNA (2003)
– NATURA E CULTURA (2002)
– IL BOSCO (2001)
6 March 2015
The Association Eumeswil of Florence has just announced an exciting new conference program for 2015:
|Download the full program here|
"The Mystery of Existence in European 20th Century Literature
( Programma in italiano: Il mistero dell'esistenza nella letteratura europea del '900 )
L'Istituto dei Padri Scolopi
Scuole Pie Fiorentine
Via Lamarmora 35
Cost: voluntary contribution to organizational costs appreciated
26 November 2014
It was not Steve Jobs and Apple who invented the iPhone4 - they only gave birth to what Ernst Jünger had intellectually conceived in 1949 in the novel Heliopolis and continued into Eumeswil (1977). By a nice coincidence, Ernst Jünger's "universal communicator" has essentially the same name - the phonophore.
|iPhone4 or iPhonophore?|
(Originaltext auf Deutsch ist unten ...)
24 November 2014
The Forest Passage is available from Telos (and other major booksellers) as of today. Some comments from the Telos site on the book:
—Herbert Lindenberger, Stanford University
—Elliot Neaman, University of San Francisco
—Peter Uwe Hohendahl, Cornell University
—Robert Harrison, Stanford University
4 March 2014
Sabato 25 Ottobre
Relatore; Marcello Barison, ricercatore in filosofia, scrittore
Jünger e l’esperienza del sacro
Relatore: Gregorio Bardini, musicista, scrittore
La felicità nell’era della tecnica. Riflessioni sul messaggio di Ernst Jünger
Oltre la linea tra M. Heidegger e E. Jünger
L’Istituto dei Padri Scolopi - Scuole Pie Fiorentine -
Via Lamarmora n. 35 – Firenze, Italia.
Entrata a offerta libera. L’Associazione si riserva il diritto d’ ingresso
1 March 2014
27 February 2014
A short excerpt follows, full text here.
What is striking, however, is how this classic statement of the pro-war myth differs from the war Jünger recorded in his diaries. Indeed, the Kriegstagebuch reveals a soldier who, though clearly the narrator in embryo of works like Storm of Steel, was more susceptible to the war’s grim absurdities than hitherto suspected. If the Kriegstagebuch never gives up on the war as a heroic adventure, it also records moments of clear disillusionment. As Jünger wrote in May 1917, in a meditation on the war’s devastated landscape: “When will this shitty war come to an end? What might one have seen and enjoyed during this time… But still no end in sight.”
There is, in fact, hardly a trope, image, or barb familiar to students of the anti-war myth that fails to find its way into the Kriegstagebuch. Jünger resents the orders of staff officers and begrudges ideas about the conduct of the war from those “rear-area pigs” less acquainted than he with conditions in the front lines. The gulf between the truth of actions Jünger has taken part in and the sanitized accounts that appear in official communiqués calls forth responses ranging from bemusement to disgruntled annoyance. Time and again he catalogs the miseries of rain, mud, cold, lice, boredom, shabby quarters, meager rations, interrupted sleep, and sheer exhaustion. And above all there is the ubiquitous presence of corpses: the soft feel of bodies beneath one’s feet; the unmistakable smell of decomposing flesh, particularly unwelcome at mealtime; the sight and sound of maggots; bodies bloated and covered in flies; the discovery of corpses — or, more often, a mélange of their component parts — while digging in; and the relentless effects of artillery, disturbing and dismembering bodies long dead like a plow turning and breaking the soil. (“Not even the dead,” Jünger dryly notes, “are permitted to rest in peace.”) Death, when it comes, strikes randomly and from points unknown. That the liberal consumption of alcohol figures so prominently in Jünger’s diaries is hardly a surprise."