"Heliopolis" by Ernest Junger.
Remarkable Ernest Junger's novel "Heliopolis" is interesting in particular to that is written not simply by "writer", but the thinker and the figure, whose career was not denied (as in a case with many philosophers to take even Nitsshe), and proved to be true his life experience.
Ernest Junger is the person, living hundred three years all twentieth century. The son of the German professor who was fond entomologist and studying of sea depths, he, secretly from father has acted in the French Foreign legion. After the beginning of the First world, Junger as the volunteer has gone on the western front and became the hero battling against Englishmen and the Frenchmen (experience of war has been embodied in the book "IN STAHLGEWITTERN").
After capitulation of
Junger was the author of the concept of "total mobilization", the herald of "the Era of titans", given birth by will from chasms of social alienation. However, soon she it was disappointed in the German realities, ujdja in internal emigration. In the novel "On marble rocks" it has criticized Hitler's mode.
Being it is called up for military service with the beginning of the Second world war, Junger it was limited to a role of the observer. It was close to circles of the officers and, after unsuccessful attempt at Hitler, is sent in resignation (his son has fallen a victim to the fascist tribunal).
was engaged in literary activity much, wrote fantastic
novels (for example "Glass bees"), devoted to problems of the
Future. To one of such books became "
of the novel occurs in
Here it is
necessary to make small deviation. Continental civilizations of 20 centuries
Compare it with present techniques fragile, vulnerable computers and mobile phones.
postmodernist civilization prefers optimization available.
We can see blossoming of information technologies (including the Internet).
Recently, by the way, scientists from the
project excites imagination. You imagine to yourself this liquid, shivering
text. Knowingly an Anglo-Saxon civilization name "sea" or "
Repeatedly wrote, that information and rocket technologies require in each other, but badly develop together. Cosmic space or the Internet. Or aspiration on a vertical for limits of a terrestrial environment. Or desire to spread on Earth surface. The most interesting, that both these mutually exclusive tendencies are generated in bowels of a uniform Western civilization.
Coming back to Junger, it is necessary to note, that its novel contains attempt to reconcile space and computer science. On the one hand, phonofor hybrid mobile telephone with Internet. Notice, by the way, that it is written in 1949!
On the other hand - heavy arms, the rockets flying in depths of space.
disposition of the novel is interesting. Time of action some decades later world war. In
writes nothing about the ending of struggle, but victory Landfogt is represented obvious (as well as in a case with
this collision not strongly disturbs Junger. For, except for Landfogt and Proconsul there is the supreme
force authority of the Regent in the world. Regent has once won in wars, but
left from a direct control. Regent has reserved the control over heavy arms and
is borrowed with an outer space exploration. However it sharp-sightedly
observes of events in
situation copies the typical mythological scheme. The Supreme god, the charter
from creation "leaves on rest" having transferred reins of government
to the children-twins black and white. Especially precisely such scheme is
shown in zervanizme, gemmated
from religion Zaratustra.
There Infinite time Zervan has generated twins
good Ahura Mazda and malicious Angra Mainyu. Zervanizm
has influenced to some heresies and mythologies of
parallel with Ancient Persian tradition is
natural, as Ernest Junger addresses to "the
Iranian trace". There is Pars community (The
Parses are the last Zoroastrianism in a reality)