Ernst Jünger | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Ernst Jünger.
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SOURCE: "Deadly Details and Rules for Living," in Chicago Tribune, May 1, 1994, p. 6.

In the following excerpt, McGonigle asserts that in Eumeswil "Jünger is concerned solely with attempting to answer the question: How is one to live?"

… Ernst Jünger's Eumeswil is the distillation of its author's search for a basis upon which to build a life of integrity so as to survive the ever-present totalitarian temptations.

Still little known in America, Jünger, who will be 100 years old next year, may be Europe's most important living writer. Bringing the authority of his career and life to everything he writes, he has been able to fulfill two-thirds of the famous prescription of Baudelaire: "There are but three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the warrior and the poet. To know, to kill and to create."

During the First World War, Jünger fought in the frontline trenches, was...

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