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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Telos Pr
Publication date September 1, 2015
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780914386520
ISBN-10 0914386522
Original list price $26.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Eumeswil, ostensibly a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, is effectively a comprehensive synthesis of Ernst Jünger's mature thought, with a particular focus on new and achievable forms of individual freedom in a technologically monitored and managed postmodern world. Here Jünger first fully develops his figure of the anarch, the inwardly liberated and outwardly pragmatic individual, who lives peacefully in the heart of Leviathan and is yet able to preserve his individuality and freedom. Composed of a series of short passages and fragments, Eumeswil follows the reflections of Martin Venator, a historian living in a futuristic city-state ruled by a dictator known as the Condor. Through Venator, the prototypical anarch, Jünger offers a broad and uniquely insightful analysis of history from the post-historic perspective and, at the same time, presents a vision of future technological developments, including astonishingly prescient descriptions of today's internet (the luminar), smartphone (the phonophore), and genetic engineering. At once a study of accommodation to tyranny and a libertarian vision of individual freedom, Eumeswil continues to speak to the contradictions and possibilities inherent in our twenty-first-century condition.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780941419970
 
from Marsilio Pub (April 1, 1994)
9780941419970 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Originally published in Germany in 1977, when Junger was eighty-two years old, Eumeswil is the great novel of Junger's creative maturity, a masterpiece by a central figure in modern German literature.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780914386520
 
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Reprint edition from Telos Pr (September 1, 2015)
9780914386520 | details & prices | List price $26.95
About: Eumeswil, ostensibly a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, is effectively a comprehensive synthesis of Ernst Jünger's mature thought, with a particular focus on new and achievable forms of individual freedom in a technologically monitored and managed postmodern world.

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