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Ernst Jünger: ABOUT

Ernst Jünger: ABOUT | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

Welcome to a new space for the objective study of the works and ideas of Ernst Jünger, with a primary focus on his figure of the anarch as developed in the 1977 novel "Eumeswil".

 

To avoid wasting anyone's time, let it be clear that this space is NOT for:


1) anarchists who do not understand the essential difference between their worldview and that of an anarch. In fact, this opposition defines the anarch and will be much developed in future posts.

 

2) fundamentally politicized people; that is, primarily misguided right-wing fans or left-wing critics, who, through a superficial reading or second-hand knowledge of some early works of Jünger's, believe they have found a figure useful in a positive or negative sense to further their essentially futile political agendas.

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Ernst Jünger: The Forest Passage - in the concrete jungle

Ernst Jünger: The Forest Passage - in the concrete jungle | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it
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Love the cover of the new "Forest Passage" publication in English!

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Ciclo Conferenze 2013 - Associazione Eumeswil Firenze

Ciclo Conferenze 2013 - Associazione Eumeswil Firenze | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

L'Associazione Eumeswil ha organizzato per il 2013 un ciclo di 24 conferenze sul tema: L'IMMAGINE DEL MONDO, che avra' inizio sabato 9 marzo alle ore 17 presso la sede delle Scuole Pie Fiorentine via Cavour, 94. Download il programma La prima conferenza sarà di Antonio Vitolo che parlerà su: "Il mondo interno ed il mondo esterno degli adulti oggi". Seguirà sabato 23 Marzo, Guido Zanderigo su: "L'immagine del mondo e della sua fine secondo l'induismo". Nel ciclo si parlerà poi di Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Evola ed altri pensatori europe. Tra i relatori: Luca Crescenzi, che parlerà dei mondi simultanei nei romanzi di Ernst Junger; Giuseppe Lippi, il massimo studioso italiano di Lovecraft, curatore di Urania Mondadori; Amelia Valtolina, docente di letteratura tedesca e traduttrice del poeta espressionista Gottfried Benn; Paola Capriolo, scrittrice i cui romanzi, tradotti in varie lingue, rappresentano un momento significativo della letteratura italiana contemporanea.

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Jörg Magenau – Brüder unterm Sternenzelt » Dandy Club | Dandytum | Gentleman | Dandyism

Jörg Magenau – Brüder unterm Sternenzelt » Dandy Club | Dandytum | Gentleman | Dandyism | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it
Jörg Magenau, Brüder unterm Sternenzelt – Friedrich Georg und Ernst Jünger. Eine Biographie. Klett-Cotta Verlag, Stuttgart 2012, 320 Seiten, gebunden mit Schutzumschlag Euro 22,95.

 

Darf man das? Eine Art von Biographie über Friedrich Georg und Ernst Jünger schreiben, die eine Imagination ist?

 

Der Berliner Literaturkritiker Jörg Magenau tat es. Er verfasste ein über 300 Seiten starkes Buch, das sich dem bedeutenden Bruder-Paar annähert über eine bildlich-anschauliche Vorstellung: So könnten sie gedacht haben, das könnten sie gefühlt haben. Das Unterfangen dieses biographischen Versuchs ist heikel – fürwahr. Jörg Magenau imaginiert allerdings nicht aus luftleerem Raum. Vielmehr hat er die beiden Schriftsteller studiert. Nicht nur ihre Bücher, also die Primärquellen ihres Schaffens, sondern auch ihren bis dato unveröffentlichten Briefwechsel, der äußerst umfangreich ist. Auch die Korrespondenzen mit gemeinsamen Bekannten liegen dem Buch zugrunde »Brüder unterm Sternenzelt – Friedrich Georg und Ernst Jünger. Eine Biographie«. Autor Magenau war an den Orten, die die Brüder prägten, so in Rehburg am Steinhuder Meer, wo sie aufwuchsen und intensive Naturerfahrungen sammelten.

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Publisher's information sheet to "The Adventurous Heart - Figures and Capriccios".

Publisher's information sheet to "The Adventurous Heart - Figures and Capriccios". | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

The publisher's marketing sheet for "The Adventurous Heart. Figures and Capriccios". The book will be available Sept 1 at Telos and all major online booksellers.

 

Please download and spread the word.

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Storms of Steel vs All Quiet on the Western Front - straight talk!

Storms of Steel vs All Quiet on the Western Front - straight talk! | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it
I already wrote a review of "The Storm of Steel" under its full title ("From The Diary of a German Stormtroop Officer on the Western Front"), but I felt compelled to take up a sword here not only on behalf of Ernst Juenger but also ...
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Anarch im Widerspruch: Über Ernst Jünger zum 100 Geburtstag. Video

Anarch im Widerspruch: Über Ernst Jünger zum 100 Geburtstag. Video | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

Und hier noch ein Video zum 100 Geburtstag von Ernst Jünger - "Anarch im Widerspruch", BR 1995

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Francois Mitterand to Ernst Jünger on his 100th birthday - 1995

Francois Mitterand to Ernst Jünger on his 100th birthday - 1995 | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

"Here is a man who is free.

Embroiled to the point of risking his life in the turmoil of the century, he held himself apart from his passions. Nothing can appropriate his name, nor his gaze, except perhaps that butterfly in Pakistan now called "Trachydura Jüngeri", which is his pride. Because this rebel chases glow-worms, this soldier writes novels. A philosopher, he possesses an appetite for living, which time has not wearied. Few life works are more diverse, few minds more restless. As inheritor of Goethe, of Hölderlin and Nietzsche, but also of Stendhal, Jünger's thought unites the riches of the Enlightenment with those of Romanticism, the rigour of the one with the generosity of the other. (more>>>>)

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Filmessay über Ernst Jünger: Das Abenteuerliche Herz (BR, 1993)

Filmessay über Ernst Jünger: Das Abenteuerliche Herz (BR, 1993) | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

Und ich habe auch einen deutschen Filmessay über Ernst Jünger auf Youtube gefunden - sehr unterhaltsam! Und auch ziemlich aufschlussreich.

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Ernst Jünger: Ernst Jünger's "On the Marble Cliffs" as a parable of staying true to yourself

Ernst Jünger: Ernst Jünger's "On the Marble Cliffs" as a parable of staying true to yourself | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

From Politosophia, a Russian website I stumbled upon, a nice English summary of "On the Marble Cliffs", with an original and excellent take on one important message of the book in its title - how to stay true to yourself. Thank you, Olena!

15 квітня 2012 15:03

 

Olena Semenyaka

 

National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

 

"There are periods of decline when the pattern fades to which our inmost life must conform. When we enter upon them we sway and lose our balance. From hollow joy we sink to leaden sorrow, and past and future acquire a new charm from our sense of loss. So we wander aimlessly in the irretrievable past or in distant Utopias; but the fleeting moment we cannot grasp."

 

"So I swear to myself in the future to fall alone in freedom rather than to accompany the servants on the path to triumph."

 

- Ernst Jünger "Auf den Marmorklippen" ("On the Marble Cliffs," 1939) >>> more>>>

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Calm at Sea: Berlin Film Review

Calm at Sea: Berlin Film Review | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

Volker Schlöndorff directs a wartime drama set in occupied France.

 

A World War II atrocity is dramatized in old-fashioned but ultimately affecting style in Calm At Sea (La mer à l'aube or Das Meer am Morgen), a low-key comeback of sorts for veteran director Volker Schlöndorff. Funded mainly by French and German TV channels, this flat-looking, digitally-shot affair will play best on small screens - although in France, where these events and individuals remain very well-known, theatrical returns might accrue. And while Schlöndorff's name will guarantee a certain measure of interest from festivals, this latest work won't be flattered by being screened alongside his earlier headline-makers.

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Exhibition: Ernst Jünger and Albert Renger-Patzsch

Exhibition: Ernst Jünger and Albert Renger-Patzsch | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it
His exhibit showcases many early copies of Jünger's works, most of which once belonged to Gerhard Loose (one of Jünger's biographers), as well as some hand-labeled beetles that belonged to Jünger (on loan from Dr.
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Ernst Jünger - Anarch: The Forest Passage - coming soon in English!

Ernst Jünger - Anarch: The Forest Passage - coming soon in English! | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it
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I am thrilled to spread the news today from Telos Press that "Der Waldgang" will soon be available in English under the title "The Forest Passage"! Last year Telos also published "The Adventurous Heart: Figures and Capriccios" and are thus apparently intent on becoming the new publisher of Jünger's books in English. On behalf of all those who have been starving over the last decade for new English translations of Jünger - thank you, Telos! I have also happily received permission to help support the publication of this critical work with a few previews over the next weeks, beginning with this excerpt contrasting the Forest Rebel with the Worker and the Unknown Soldier and beginning to explain why he is determined to fight for his freedom in a technically-imposed collective slavery.:

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Lesung: Brüder unterm Sternenzelt – Friedrich Georg und Ernst Jünger

Lesung: Brüder unterm Sternenzelt – Friedrich Georg und Ernst Jünger | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

 

Lesung: Jörg Magenau
Moderation: Jens Bisky

 

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin e.V.‎
Am Sandwerder 5
14109 Berlin
Tel: 030 816996-0

Der Berliner Literaturkritiker Jörg Magenau, der Biografien über Martin Walser und über Christa Wolf sowie eine Geschichte der „taz” geschrieben hat, beschäftigt sich in seinem neuen Buch („Brüder unterm Sternenzelt – Friedrich Georg und Ernst Jünger”. Klett-Cotta Verlag 2012) mit dem Leben der Jünger-Brüder. Sie jagten Käfer am Steinhuder Meer, der eine rettete dem anderen das Leben auf den Schlachtfeldern des Ersten Weltkriegs, gemeinsam schockierten sie das Bürgertum in den 20er-und 30er-Jahren, durchlebten die deutsche Katastrophe in der inneren Emigration und begründeten den ökologischen Konservatismus der Bundesrepublik. Ernst und Friedrich Georg Jünger waren Geistesverwandte und politische Bündnispartner, die gemeinsam an einem großen Werk arbeiteten. Die hier erzählte Geschichte dieser außerordentlichen Schriftsteller-Beziehung ist so vielfältig wie die Zeit, von der sie handelt: zwischen Familiengeschichte und Künstlerbiographie, deutscher Katastrophengeschichte und philosophischem Disput. Jens Bisky, Feuilletonredakteur der Süddeutschen Zeitung, moderiert die Veranstaltung.

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Klett-Cotta Verlag.
Eintritt 6 € / 4 € *

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From "The Adventurous Heart": The Combinatorial Inference

From "The Adventurous Heart": The Combinatorial Inference | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

One more appetiser from the forthcoming Jünger translation "The Adventurous Heart. Figures and Capriccios". I might be permitted to add one or two more, then it will in any case be September and you can order the book yourselves from Telos Press!

The Combinatorial Inference - Berlin

Higher insight does not live in the separate compartments but in the structure of the world. It corresponds to a mode of thinking that does not move around in isolated and parceled-off truths but rather in meaningful connections, whose power to order lies in its combinatorial faculty. (more...)

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New Jünger publication! "The Adventurous Heart - Figures and Capriccios"

I am at last able to share the happy news that this fall Telos Press will publish the first English translation of "Das Abenteuerliche Herz. Figuren und Capriccios" - as The Adventurous Heart. Figures and Capriccios. The volume will additionally contain the translation Sicilian Letter to the Man in the Moon.

Telos has kindly given me permission to publish a few appetisers in advance. Here's the first:

 

The Gravel Pit - Goslar

 

We so reluctantly pick up our own books again because we appear to ourselves as forgers in their regard. We were in Ali Baba’s cave and have only brought a measly handful of silver back to the light of day. There is also a sense of returning to a state that we have since shed like a yellowed snakeskin. .... (more >>>)

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Ernst Jünger Anarch's comment, June 25, 2012 1:08 PM
@Howard: does it really matter who publishes it? At least it will be available to all.
Howard's comment, June 27, 2012 12:48 PM
It's good that its coming out, but it also matters to me who gets my money, and there are far more deserving publishers. But anyway...

Do you know anything about the Paris Diaries project of Columbia U. Press?
Ernst Jünger Anarch's comment, June 28, 2012 4:31 PM
No, I don't know - will try to find out.
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Ernst Jünger: Hauptsache, es knallt! Ernst Jünger und Drogen

Ernst Jünger: Hauptsache, es knallt! Ernst Jünger und Drogen | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

Hauptsache, es knallt! 

Krieg war ihm nicht alles: Ernst Jünger experimentierte auch mit Drogen – zusammen mit dem LSD-Erfinder Albert Hofmann.  

In Afrika sollte alles besser werden. Mit 18 Jahren meldete sich Ernst Jünger bei der französischen Fremdenlegion und reiste in den Kontinent, der von der ihm verhassten Zivilisation noch verschont geblieben schien. Hier musste es noch sein, das Wunderbare, das Magische – das Leben, das Wissenschaft, Technik und Maschinen zu Hause auf ein bloßes Funktionieren reduziert hatten.  In Afrika erwartete Jünger das Besondere, und zwar in jeder Ritze. In Algerien angekommen setzte er sich vor den ersten Steinhaufen. Mindestens eine goldene Schlange werde sich schon zeigen, hoffte er. Er wartete, bis es dunkel wurde. Doch es passierte nichts. Der Steinhaufen in Afrika unterscheidet sich nicht von dem in der Lüneburger Heide, hält Jünger in seiner Erzählung Afrikanische Spiele enttäuscht fest – „so begann ich mich zu langweilen.“ >>>more>>>

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Ernst Jünger: Intellectual prejudice - quantified and visualised

Ernst Jünger: Intellectual prejudice - quantified and visualised | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

"What we do here is to judge a 100 year old man based only on what he did between his 19th and, let’s say, 29th year, and everything that he wrote in the next 70 years is not even mentioned."


Rolf Hochhuth, Baden Badener Dichterclub, 1995

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After Nature: the magic of the real. Ernst Jünger: Die Schere

After Nature: the magic of the real. Ernst Jünger: Die Schere | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

Die Schere #27
When a "vision" takes place, the afflicted is assailed by that vague sensation which is felt by a man, who, upon returning from an excursion, is unable to give any account thereof. At the time, the vision could have passed as a dream - its realization makes one suspect that more was in play.

 

The scissors, appearing before only as image, can cut - this is uncanny.Perhaps memory conserves only a secondary particular, as does a note in the margin of a page whose text is smudged. Has more taken place? A similar mood can follow a heavy inebriation: the drinker does not know what drove him to it. In any case, a tie has been made - he has found his way back to his person and his norms. Drinking from the Well of Mimir is taboo.

 

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Swedish documentary on Ernst Jünger - now in English!

Swedish documentary on Ernst Jünger - now in English! | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

The Swedish documentary on Ernst Jünger, previously only available in Swedish, has recently appeared on Youtube with English subtitles. Enjoy!

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Ernst Jünger: Kämpfer - Psychonaut - Anarch

(Aus Science.ORF.at, 13.04.2012)

 

Ernst Jünger (1895–1998) polarisierte wie kaum ein anderer Intellektueller des 20. Jahrhunderts. Man nannte ihn einen Propagandisten des Krieges und bezeichnete seine Dichtungen als "Herrenreiter-Prosa". Dennoch hatte der deutsche Dichter-Philosoph auch für manche Vertreter der 68er-Bewegung seinen Reiz.

Er war "eine Art Geheimtipp, umgeben von der Aura des intellektuell Obszönen", wie etwa der ehemalige deutsche Außenminister Joschka Fischer einmal bemerkte. Ein Bericht über drogeninduzierte "Paradiese" und "menschliche Lurche" im Werk des Ernst Jünger.

 

Jünger neu lesen

 

Um die weit verbreiteten Klischees über Jünger ad acta zu legen, hat der Philosoph Gerd B. Achenbach Anfang April ein mehrtägiges Seminar im schwäbischen Kloster Heiligkreuztal veranstaltet. Die Intention von Achenbach, der eine Philosophische Praxis in Bergisch Gladbach betreibt, war es, einige Erkundungen in das facettenreiche, subtile Werk des umstrittenen Künstler-Philosophen zu unternehmen. (more>>>)

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ASSOCIAZIONE EUMESWIL | CONFERENZE 2012

ASSOCIAZIONE EUMESWIL | CONFERENZE 2012 | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

"2012: LA GRANDE PAURA". Ciclo Conferenze del Associazione Eumeswil di Firenze.

 

Ingresso libero e gratuito

 

Con il Patrocinio del Comune di Firenze

 

MARZO

Sabato 17 ore 17

Istituto dei Padri Scolopi – Scuole Pie Fiorentine, Sala Verde – via Cavour 94, Firenze

 

"2012 mito o realtà?"
Relatore: Giorgio Terzoli, saggista

 

"Il rinascere, estrema angoscia"
Relatore: Antonio Vitolo, analista didatta AIPA-IAAP

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Ernst Jünger: Concordia, Concorde, Titanic - Cassandra's warnings

Ernst Jünger: Concordia, Concorde, Titanic - Cassandra's warnings | Ernst Jünger | Scoop.it

UPDATE 20.02.2012: as the anonymous commentator below says, with the wreck of the Concordia, Cassandra may be reminding us in a whisper of what she shouted out 100 years ago with the Titanic, and, less obviously, with the Concorde disaster. But what else should we expect in our titanic world: for as much rhetoric about peace and harmony as there is today, titans are by their very nature not a concordant group - and when humanity becomes for a period titanic, then manifestations of egoism on a monumental scale are the result. These in turn can only ultimately result in disaccord and catastrophe. For those who have ears: Cassandra's warnings are only mild foreshadowings of what must come with the inevitable fall of the titans and what must happen to the human constructions and attitudes that follow the titanic model.

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