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A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945

A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945 (Hardback)

By Junger, Ernst
Foreword by Neaman, Elliot
Translated by Hansen, Thomas S.
Translated by Hansen, Abby J.

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Ernst Junger was one of twentieth-century Germany's most important-and most controversial-writers. Decorated for bravery in World War I and the author of the acclaimed memoir from the western front, Storm of Steel, he frankly depicted the war's horrors even as he extolled its glo...ries. As a Wehrmacht captain during the Second World War, Junger faithfully kept a journal in occupied Paris and continued to write on the eastern front and in Germany until its defeat-writings that are of major historical and literary significance. Junger's Paris journals document his Francophile excitement, romantic affairs, and fascination with botany and entomology, alongside mystical and religious ruminations and trenchant observations on the occupation and the politics of collaboration. Working as a mail censor, he led the privileged life of an officer, encountering artists such as Celine, Cocteau, Braque, and Picasso. His notes from the Caucasus depict chaos and misery after the defeat at Stalingrad, as well as candid comments about the atrocities on the eastern front. Returning to Paris, Junger observed resistance and was peripherally involved in the 1944 conspiracy to assassinate Hitler. After fleeing France, he reunited with his family as Germany's capitulation approached. Both participant and commentator, close to the horrors of history but often hovering above them, Junger turned his life and experiences into a work of art. These wartime journals appear here in English for the first time, giving us fresh insight into the quandaries of the twentieth century from the keen pen of a paradoxical observer.
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ISBN 9780231127400
Released NZ 15 Dec 2018
Publisher Columbia University Press
Format Hardback
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Series European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
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ISBN-13 9780231127400
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Publisher Columbia University Press
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 15 Dec 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Junger, Ernst
Foreword by Neaman, Elliot
Translated by Hansen, Thomas S.
Translated by Hansen, Abby J.
Series European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 940.5337
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authors, German - Diaries - 20th century, Paris France - History - 1940-1944, Paris France - Intellectual life - 20th century, Germany - History - 1945-1955, Authors, German - 20th century
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade;General/trade

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