Ernst Jünger’s ‘Forest Passage’ | The American Conservative

Ernst Jünger’s ‘Forest Passage’ FEBRUARY 11, 2020 ROD DREHER After I gave my speech last week in Rome, someone came up to me and said, “You have to read The Forest Passage by Ernst Jünger.” I wish I could remember who told me that, but I do remember that they were emphatic. So I ordered it on my Kindle that night from my hotel room, and read it on the flight home. It’s pretty great. Jünger is one of those writers I’ve heard a lot about, but never read. He died in 1998, at the age of 102. The German fought for the Kaiser in World War I, wrote a celebrated memoir about it, and was wooed by Hitler, though he kept his distance, and even wrote a novel that was widely interpreted as anti-Nazi. Yet he fought for his country in World War II. He was a conservative, but not a Nazi. He…

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Various/verschiedene Ernst Jünger Videos

After creating the English subtitles for the new ARTE/rbb documentary on Jünger I spent some time reuploading some of the older documentaries and discussions already on my channel, but in unified and not split form. Nachdem ich die englischen Untertitel für die neue ARTE / rbb-Dokumentation auf Jünger erstellt hatte, habe ich einige Zeit damit verbracht, die älteren Dokumentarfilme und Gespräche, die sich bereits auf meinem Kanal befanden, erneut hochzuladen, jedoch in einheitlicher und nicht aufgeteilter Form.ENGLISH“Ninety flown by: the author Ernst Jünger” – NDR/ORF 1985 DEUTSCH“Neunzig Verweht – der Schriftsteller Ernst Jünger” – NDR/ORF 1985 “Ich widerspreche mir nicht – Ernst Jünger” – ZDF/3SAT, 1977 “Baden Badener Dichterclub über Ernst Jünger” – mit Rolf Hochhut, Ernst Herhaus, Jürgen Lodermann, und Klaus Theweleit. (Jahr?) ERNST JÜNGER

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“In the Trenches of History: the author Ernst Jünger” – 2019 documentary with English subtitles!

Here’s a decent documentary film on the German Goethe Prize author Ernst Jünger, produced by rbb/ARTE. i went to considerable trouble to create good English subtitles – hope they’ll allow more non-German speakers to learn something of this remarkable thinker. Source: ARTE.DE (2019) https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/082773-…One of the better documentaries on Ernst Jünger, this relatively more balanced production is unfortunately only a partial picture – and not in the sense of being skewed by the usual ignorance level and prejudices – but because it barely covers until 1960, until his move to Wilflingen. It thus entirely leaves out the critical mature works and themes of Jünger: Eumeswil and the anarch, the Forest Flight (Der Waldgang), The Wall of Time (An der Zeitmauer), Aladdin’s Problem, Approaches: Drugs and Inebriation, and much more. In this respect, we optimisticslly view it as Part One, and hope for at least a Part Two to come. The…

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Tagung der Ernst und FG Jünger Gesellschaft 3 -5 April, 2020

Thema: Ernst Jünger und Frankreich – Aspekte einer gefährlichen Begegnung ERNST JÜNGER

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UNA DOMANDA SU JÜNGER – Luca Siniscalco e Andrea Scarabelli

CONVERSAZIONI 2019 – GLI GRANDI INTERROGATIVI  dell’Associazione Eumeswil Firenze: ERNST JÜNGER

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Ernst Jünger: Gespräche im Weltstaat – Podcast mit Jörg Magenau

Dialoge über die Substanz der Zeit Von Jörg Magenau   Podcast hier hören ERNST JÜNGER

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Review of Jünger’s WWII diaries in English translation – by Michael Lewis

A Dandy Goes to War Review of ‘A German Officer in Occupied Paris’ By Ernst Jünger SEP, 2019    BY MICHAEL LEWIS Nazi Germany produced two wartime diaries of equal literary and historical significance but written from the most different perspectives conceivable. Victor Klemperer wrote furtively, in daily dread of transport to an extermination camp, a fate he was spared by the firebombing of Dresden. Ernst Jünger, by contrast, had what was once called a “good war.” As a bestselling German author, he drew cushy occupation duty in Paris, where he could hobnob with famous artists and writers, prowl antiquarian bookstores, and forage for the rare beetles he collected. Yet Klemperer and Jünger both found themselves anxiously sifting propaganda and hearsay to learn the truth about distant events on which their lives hung. One might ask why it has taken 70 years for Jünger’s diary to appear in English translation, for…

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Storms of Steel – audio review of 2003 Hofmann translation

A quick and simple yet insightful introduction to Michael Hofmann’s 2003 English translation of Storms of Steel, for anyone who hasn’t read it. The reviewer also hadn’t read anything of Jünger’s prior to this review, so he has a pleasantly unbiased and uncomplicated perspective. ERNST JÜNGER

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Review of EUMESWIL – with comparisons to FOREST PASSAGE

From The Worthy House on January 21, 2019 Eumeswil (by Ernst Jünger) written by Charles Ernst Jünger’s Eumeswil, one of the famous German’s last works, published when he was eighty-two years old, is often regarded as an exposition of libertarian thought. This is understandable, but completely wrong. Such a reading attempts to shoehorn concepts in which Jünger had little interest, or toward which he was actively hostile, into an exploration of unrelated themes. Moreover, it ignores that in this book, though somewhat masked, Jünger has more contempt for so-called liberal democracy than dislike for what some call tyranny. Thus, this book is not a call to rework society, or individual thought, along libertarian lines. It is instead a call for human excellence, and a criticism of the modern West for failure to achieve it, or to even try. One cannot really understand Eumeswil without reading, preferably first reading, Jünger’s earlier…

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Review of THE FOREST PASSAGE by Ernst Juenger

From The Worthy House on October 13, 2018 The Forest Passage (by Ernst Jünger) written by Charles Ernst Jünger was one of the more fascinating men of the twentieth century. Remembered in the English-speaking world primarily for his World War I memoir, The Storm of Steel, he was famous in Europe for a range of right-leaning thought spanning nearly eighty years (he lived from 1896 to 1998). His output was prodigious, more than fifty books along with voluminous correspondence, and not meant or useful as a seamless ideology, although certain themes apparently recur. This book, The Forest Passage, was published in 1951, and is a compelling examination of how life should be conducted under modern ideological tyranny. Jünger’s answer is jarring, both in its originality, and in its flat rejection of any relevancy of those modern (though failing) totems, liberal democracy and egalitarianism. Jünger was no Nazi; he contemptuously rejected…

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