November 27, 2012

SPIEGEL-Rezension zur Biographie der Brüder Jünger

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Symbolfiguren der Rechten. Erst Stahlgewitter, dann saurer Regen

Von Sebastian Hammelehle
Friedrich Georg Jünger: "Im Lauf der Jahrzehnte an Aktualität noch gewinnen"                                  Rudolf Baucken/ Klett-Cotta


Wenige deutschsprachige Schriftsteller sind so umstritten wie Ernst Jünger. Nun hat der frühere "taz"-Redakteur Jörg Magenau eine bemerkenswerte Biografie über den Lieblingsautor der deutschen Rechten verfasst - und entdeckt dessen Bruder Friedrich Georg als Vorläufer der Öko-Bewegung.

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3 comments:

Rich said...

Great! The man here has read "Die Perfektion der Technik" by Georg Friedrich Jünger -
The caption here reads: "Im Lauf der Jahrzehnte an Aktualität gewinnen".
Which would translate into "up-to-dateness" = Aktualität.
"Jahrzehnte" = decades.

Up to date - In spite of decades ago, when "Die Perfektion der Technik" had been written:
We have a timeless book here! A must-read for all the oecologists out there.


Simon Friedrich said...

Hey Rich, I guess you've read it - in German or English?

Because I recently put links to English epubs of this book in a blog>>> http://www.ernst-juenger.org/2012/11/fg-jungers-failure-of-technology-as.html. I guess you saw that.

The "gewinnen an Aktualität" is of course only a reflection of mainstream (and even most academic) society's slowness in catching up with reality. The ecological consequences of technology's perfection were as real and clear to real thinkers like FGJ 60 years ago, as they are now slowing becoming to average intellectuals today.

And yet amazingly, FGJ described the reality and dangers better 60 years ago than they do today. As you say, this makes it a must read....

Rich said...

Yes Simon, I read the book in German.
That's agreed, definitely
: 60 years ago things concerning ecology and other "green" subjects had been already described in this book. Those descriptions therein remain unsurpassed, IMHO.

I read it, a few years ago - it's there in the book shelf..a-waiting...
A must-re-read in any case;-)