Dear Juenger Enthusiast! The Association Eumeswil, a non-profit cultural association founded ten years ago in Florence to study and diffuse the thought of Ernst Juenger, is proud to have published the first edition of an annual journal, "Gli Annali di Eumeswil" - "The Annals of Eumeswil". Each year's edition of the Annals contains a collection of essays and narratives, all previously unpublished, contributed by speakers at the Association's annual conference series. The theme of this first edition is "Il Bosco", the Forest, title of the 2000 conference series. Apart from the other interesting contributions from leading italian academics, psychologists, historians and literati, of particular interest for this list's members are two essays on Juenger's thought. In "The Unreal Way of the Forest", Alessandra Iadicicco, philosopher and translator of numerous works of Juenger into italian, examines the concept of freedom as it emerges from Juenger's reflections over the years. The author, logically, makes particular reference to "Der Waldgang", "Der Weltstaat" and of course, the anarch in "Eumeswil". The second contribution, from Andrea Sandri, publisher and translator of Heimo Schwilk's "Il sogno dell"Anarca", is entitled "The end of history and the forest in Eumeswil" and traces the development of the images of the forest, the myth and the dream in Eumeswil, reflecting in this way on the heart of a Juengerian "cosmogony". Finally, an editorial to the first edition by Antonella Tommaselli, director of Association Eumeswil, sheds light on the Association's goals and philosophies for those interested. This first edition of the journal is in italian, with summaries of each essay in German, English and Italian. Subsequent editions will also be published in German and English and will be distributed internationally. If you are interested in having a copy of this historic first edition, please send your name and address with an international postal order for 15- Euro to the order of Associazione Eumeswil Editrice Lungarno F. Ferrucci, 15 50126 Florence Italy The cost includes postage within Europe and should arrive within 3 weeks of receipt of the order. We hope there is some interest in this journal from member of this Junger mailing list - ultimately our goal is making friends with similar interests in Juenger and with similar goals of better understanding ourselves and our world. Apart from their intrinsic academic interest, the Annals are a good introduction to what the Association is all about. Please do contact us for any information or curiosity you may have....firstname.lastname@example.org A proposito, for any members in Italy, there are two conference in November on Juenger: on Nov 9 Dr. Luisa Bonesio, will speak on "Beauty and Approaches: the image of nature in EJ"; on Nov 23, Andrea Sandri will speak on "When the earth changes its skin: The reconciliation of nature and culture in the works of EJ". These events are part of this year's conference series, entitled "Nature and Culture". Look forward to hearing from you, Thomas Friese Associazione Eumeswil Florence, Italy
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