In The Glass Bees the celebrated German writer Ernst Juenger presents a disconcerting vision of the future. Zapparoni, a brilliant businessman, has turned his advanced understanding of techlogy and his strategic command of the information and entertainment industries into a discrete form of global domination. He hires Richard, a war hero, as chief of security. When Richard arrives in Zapparoni's country headquarters, however, he finds himself subjected to an unexpected ordeal...Dismissed as fantastic in the 1960s, The Glass Bees w seems very much like the present we kw.
Ernst Junger (1895-1998), was born in Heidelberg and early on developed a fascination with war. As a teenager, he ran away to join the French Foreign Legion, then enlisted in the German Army of the first day of World War I. Junger's first book, Storm of Steel, provided a graphic account of his experiences of war. Junger kept his distance from the Nazis, and his 1939 novel On the Marble Cliffs presented an allegorical account of the destructive nature of Hitler's rule. One of the most controversial of twentieth-century German writers, Junger was the recipient of numerous literary prizes, and continued his career as a writer until his death at the age of 102.