Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Ernst Jünger, Michael Hofmann


The memoir greatly considered because the most sensible account ever written of combating in WW1

A memoir of magnificent energy, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not just the horrors but in addition the fascination of overall struggle, noticeable throughout the eyes of a regular German soldier. younger, tricky, patriotic, but in addition disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted within the nice conflict, which he observed not only as a superb nationwide clash but—more importantly—as a special own fight. major raiding events, protecting trenches opposed to murderous British incursions, easily enduring as shells tore his comrades aside, Jünger saved checking out himself, braced for the dying that might mark his failure. released almost immediately after the war’s finish, Storm of Steel was once a global bestseller and will now be rediscovered via Michael Hofmann’s incredible new translation.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes by means of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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