EUMESWIL. Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. Ernst Jünger, Ernst Juenger.

EUMESWIL. Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. [New York]: The Eridanos Library Marsilio Publishers, [1993]. Octavo, boards. First edition in English. First published in Germany when Jünger was eighty-two years old, EUMESWIL offers a desolate and lucid assessment of totalitarianism in its depiction of a utopian state ruled the Condor, a general who has installed himself as a dictator. The narrator of the novel is Venator, a historian and Condor's night steward, who pursues his career as historian using the "luminar," a holographic instrument that can summon up any figure or event in human history. Venator embodies Jünger's ideal of the "anarch," a heroic figure whose radical skepticism and individualism are not to be confused with mere anarchism. Fortunati and Trousson, eds., Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 211-3. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164805).

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