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Storm of Steel

Storm of Steel

Author: Ernst Junger
Series: Pocket Penguins Ser.
$22.99(AUD)  inc GST
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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, J nger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but--more importantly--as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, J nger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. Published shortly after the war's end, Storm of Steel was a worldwide bestseller and can now be rediscovered through Michael Hofmann's brilliant new translation.


 


For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author description

Ernst Junger, the son of a wealthy chemist, ran away from home to join the Foreign Legion. His father dragged him back, but he returned to military service when he joined the German army on the outbreak of the First World War.Storm of Steel was Junger's first book, published in 1920. Junger died in 1998.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241261996
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : July 2016
  • : 183mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : Ernst Junger
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 940.4/144/092 B