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All Quiet On The Western Front

Author : Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN : 9780812985535
Genre : Fiction
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Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

All Quiet On The Western Front

Author : Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN : 9780826416537
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Written during the last years of the Weimar Republic, the two novels collected here address the urgent problems of that age. Both Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) and Joseph Roth (1894-1939) served in World War I, Remarque with the German army and Roth with the Austrian. Their experiences would help define what Gertrude Stein referred to as the "Lost Generation." All Quiet on the Western Front is the testimony of a soldier who had become aware of how much he, and those of his generation who had survived, had been affected by the trauma of the Great War. For Joseph Roth, World War I had cost him his homeland and turned him into a nomad. Job, in abridged form for The German Library, addresses the theme of Jewish identity in a newly mobilized society."--Jacket.
Category: Literary Criticism

All Quiet On The Western Front

Author : Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN : UOM:39015063222171
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Both of these classic novels were written during the Weimar period in Germany, 1919-1933. All Quiet on the Western Front is the story of Paul Baumer, a young soldier who enlisted in the German army with youthful enthusiasm just before World War I, only to find himself destroyed by the brutality of trench warfare. His poignant tale is not a treatise on the inhumane nature of combat, but rather the story of one ordinary young man's life-changing experience. As Remarque opens his novel: "This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it."
Category: Literary Criticism

Erich Maria Remarques Roman Im Westen Nichts Neues

Author : Thomas F. Schneider
ISBN : 9783110950083
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This documentation of Remarque's (1898-1970) »All Quiet on the Western Front« combines the features expected of a commentary edition with an analysis of the marketing strategies connected with the novel's publication and a discussion of the reactions of the press in the period 1928 to 1930. Genesis, publication, and early reception of Remarque's anti-war novel are presented for the first time in the way they interconnect. Accordingly, the study's scope extends beyond the individual case of this one novel to encompass a large portion of the literature on the First World War by indicating the evaluation criteria drawn upon in the Weimar Republic to deal with this genre. - Appended is a CD-ROM with synoptic editions of different stages of the text.
Category: Literary Criticism

Im Westen Nichts Neues

Author : Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN : 9781134972050
Genre : History
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The full German text of Remarque's 1929 novel is accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.
Category: History