Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Ernst Jünger, Michael Hofmann


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

A memoir of outstanding energy, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not just the horrors but in addition the fascination of overall warfare, noticeable during the eyes of a normal German soldier. younger, difficult, patriotic, but additionally disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted within the nice battle, which he observed not only as an exceptional 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 stored checking out himself, braced for the dying that would mark his failure. released almost immediately after the war’s finish, Storm of Steel used to be a global bestseller and will now be rediscovered via Michael Hofmann’s tremendous 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 a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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