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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

by Erich Maria Remarque
     
 

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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

The world has gained a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will.
From the Publisher
“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
Library Journal
★ 11/01/2013
Classic novel of young German classmates headed off to war and horror in the trenches. The sequel, The Road Back, covers their return to a devastated country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415027915
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/15/1984
Series:
Twentieth Century Texts Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Read an Excerpt

"Summer of 1918-Never was life in the line more bitter and more full of horror than in the hours of the bombardment, when the blanched faces lie in the dirt and the hands clutch at the one thought: No! No! Not now! Not now at the last moment!"
—from All Quiet on the Western Front

Meet the Author

Erich Maria Remarque, who was born in Germany, was drafted into the German army during World War I. Through the hazardous years following the war he worked at many occupations: schoolteacher, small-town drama critic, race-car driver, editor of a sports magazine. His first novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, was published in Germany in 1928. A brilliant success, selling more than a million copies, it was the first of many literary triumphs. When the Nazis came to power, Remarque left Germany for Switzerland. He rejected all attempts to persuade him to return, and as a result he lost his German citizenship, his books were burned, and his films banned. He went to the United States in 1938 and became a citizen in 1947. He later lived in Switzerland with his second wife, the actress Paulette Goddard. He died in September 1970.

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