Sturm (novella)

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Sturm
AuthorErnst Jünger
TranslatorAlexis P. Walker
Publication date
11–27 April 1923
Published in English
1 October 2015
Pages101

Sturm is a 1923 World War I novella by the German writer Ernst Jünger. It has a frame story set in the days before the Somme Offensive on the Western Front, where a group of German officers meet to discuss the war and listen to the literary sketches read by one of their members, Lieutenant Sturm.

Publication[edit]

Sturm was serialised in Hannoverscher Kurier from 11 to 27 April 1923.[1] The novella was forgotten even by Jünger until it was rediscovered in 1960.[2] It was published in book form in 1963. An English translation by Alexis P. Walker was published by Telos Press Publishing in 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nevin, Thomas R. (1996). Ernst Jünger and Germany: Into the Abyss, 1914-1945. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. p. 79. ISBN 0-8223-1879-2.
  2. ^ Kazecki, Jakub (2012). Laughter in the Trenches: Humour and Front Experience in German First World War Narratives. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing]. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-4438-3899-3.
  3. ^ "Sturm". WorldCat. Retrieved 2016-02-23.

Further reading[edit]

  • Coudres, Hans Peter des (1967). "Bemerkung über Sturm". Eckart Jahrbuch (in German). p. 137–152.