ERNST JÜNGER, VISIT TO GODENHOLM
Ernst Jünger's dream-like story Visit to Godenholm takes the reader on a strange journey to an island off an unknown Scandinavian coastline.
Visitors to Godenholm are received by the powerful philosopher-magician Schwarzenberg and suddenly all concepts of time and space are upheaved. The visitors now have to face their own expectations and inner processes in this remarkable and potent psychic freezone.
Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) is one of German literature's strangest birds. After his debut with the stark and brutal The Storm of Steel (1920), an account of his own experiences of the first World War, Jünger devoted his long and productive life to writing novels, essays, philosophical ponderings and much more.
Jünger was also a keen entomologist and used facets of his experiences in nature to create a literary language wholly his own. Permeated by references to flora and fauna, as well as to various ancient myths, Jünger's writing style sweeps the reader's spirit away in lofty flights, into a timelessness that strips the contained human interactions of any banal or contemporary predictability.
Although a controversial and much debated figure in Germany, Jünger chose to stay outside any turbulence and focus on his work. This personal attitude of "désinvolture", a lofty philosophical non-attachment, is also characteristic of his literary language.
Ernst Jünger's masterful prose has been translated from the German by Annabel Moynihan. This edition also contains an introduction by Ernst Jünger expert Elliot Neaman and illustrations by Fredrik Söderberg.
Published 2015. 84 pages, size 170 x 260 mm. Hardbound with dust jacket. Limited to 400 copies in total: 360 standard copies and a special limited edition consisting of 40 copies with a different-colored buckram and foil. The Limited edition comes in a boxed set with a hand made linoleum print by Fredrik Söderberg, signed and numbered. Size 26 x 17 cm - Japanese Suruga paper, 35 g.
The Standard Edition is sold out.