ALADDIN'S PROBLEM. Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. [New York]: The Eridanos Library Marsilio Publishers, . Octavo, boards. First edition in English. The second version of this short novel, first published in Germany when Jünger was eighty-five years old, ALADDIN'S PROBLEM is an allegory of the conditions of modern life: living in a nihilistic culture that, in the wealth of available knowledge, has lost all connections to "meaning." "Time is the great, indeed the only source of tragedy ... Time overpowers, it cannot be overcome" (Ernst Jünger, Author and Authorship, 1984). Fortunati and Trousson, eds., Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 211-3. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164809).
First edition so stated on copyright page.