Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
- Publish Date: 2004-05-04
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ernst JÃ¼nger
The memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1
A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, JÃ¼nger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict butâmore importantlyâas a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, JÃ¼nger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. Published shortly after the warâs end, Storm of Steel was a worldwide bestseller and can now be rediscovered through Michael Hofmannâs brilliant new translation.
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