Erich Maria Remarque - Author

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Erich Maria Remarque was born in 1899. He fought and was injured in the trenches in the First World War when he was eighteen years old. He was exiled and his works were burnt by the Nazis. He lived in America and Switzerland and married and divorced his first wife twice before marrying the celebrated Hollywood actress Paulette Goddard. He published several novels after All Quiet on the Western Front, the most famous of which is The Road Back. He died in 1970.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque, Norman Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2018

In 1914 Paul Baumer and his classmates are marched to the local recruiting office by a sentimentally patriotic form-master. On a calm October day in 1918, only a few weeks before the Armistice, Paul will be the last of them to be killed. In All Quiet on the Western Front he tells their story. A few years after it was published in 1929 the Nazis would denounce and publicly burn Remarque's novel for insulting the heroic German army - in other words, for 'telling it like it was' for the common soldier on the front line where any notions of glory and national destiny were soon blasted away by the dehumanizing horror of modern warfare. Remarque has an extraordinary power of describing fear: the appalling tension of being holed up in a dugout under heavy bombardment; the animal instinct to kill or be killed which takes over during hand-to-hand combat. He also has an eye for the grimly comic: the consignment of coffins Paul and his friends pass as they make their way up the line for a new offensive; the young soldiers joyfully tucking into double rations when half their company are unexpectedly wiped out. Remarque's elegy for a sacrificed generation is all the more devastating for the laconic prose in which his teenaged veteran narrates shocking experiences which for him have become the stuff of daily life. Paul cannot imagine a life after the war and can no longer relate to his family when he returns home on leave. Only the camaraderie of his diminishing circle of friends has any meaning for him. He comes especially to depend on an older comrade, Stanislaus Katczinsky, and one of the most poignant moments in the book is when he carries the wounded Kat on his back under fire to the field dressing station, with starkly tragic outcome. The saddest and most compelling war story ever written.

Eight Stories Tales of War and Loss

Eight Stories Tales of War and Loss

Author: Erich Maria Remarque, Larry Wolff, Maria Tatar Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2018

A compelling set of short stories from the author of World War I classic, All Quiet on the Western Front German-American novelist Erich Maria Remarque captured the emotional anguish of a generation in his World War I masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as in an impressive selection of novels, plays, and short stories. This exquisite collection revives Remarque's unforgettable voice, presenting a series of short stories that have long ago faded from public memory. From the haunting description of an abandoned battlefield to the pain of losing a loved one in the war to soldiers' struggles with what we now recognize as PTSD, the stories offer an unflinching glimpse into the physical, emotional, and even spiritual implications of World War I. In this collection, we follow the trials of naive war widow Annette Stoll, reflect on the power of small acts of kindness toward a dying soldier, and join Johann Bartok, a weary prisoner of war, in his struggle to reunite with his wife. Although a century has passed since the end of the Great War, Remarque's writing offers a timeless reflection on the many costs of war. Eight Stories offers a beautiful tribute to the pain that war inflicts on soldiers and civilians alike, and resurrects the work of a master author whose legacy - like the war itself - will endure for generations to come.

Eight Stories Tales of War and Loss

Eight Stories Tales of War and Loss

Author: Erich Maria Remarque, Larry Wolff, Maria Tatar Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2018

A compelling set of short stories from the author of World War I classic, All Quiet on the Western Front German-American novelist Erich Maria Remarque captured the emotional anguish of a generation in his World War I masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as in an impressive selection of novels, plays, and short stories. This exquisite collection revives Remarque's unforgettable voice, presenting a series of short stories that have long ago faded from public memory. From the haunting description of an abandoned battlefield to the pain of losing a loved one in the war to soldiers' struggles with what we now recognize as PTSD, the stories offer an unflinching glimpse into the physical, emotional, and even spiritual implications of World War I. In this collection, we follow the trials of naive war widow Annette Stoll, reflect on the power of small acts of kindness toward a dying soldier, and join Johann Bartok, a weary prisoner of war, in his struggle to reunite with his wife. Although a century has passed since the end of the Great War, Remarque's writing offers a timeless reflection on the many costs of war. Eight Stories offers a beautiful tribute to the pain that war inflicts on soldiers and civilians alike, and resurrects the work of a master author whose legacy - like the war itself - will endure for generations to come.

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Szerelem es halal oraja

Szerelem es halal oraja

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Remarque talan legerettebb munkaja, a Szerelem es halal oraja a masodik vilaghaboru keleti frontjan jatszodik. A naci hadsereg Sztalingrad utani fejvesztett menekuleset, a felegetett orosz falvak es a bombazott nemet varosok lakoinak gyotrelmeit tarja elenk egy humanista, toprengo, el-elbizonytalanodo fiatal katona tragikus sorsan keresztul, akit tapasztalatai es tepelodesei elvezetnek az igazsag felismeresehez: "e;Arulas. Elarultak oket, elarultak es becsaptak, a harcukat es a halalukat gyilkossaggal es jogtalansaggal es hazugsaggal es eroszakkal kotottek egybe; felrevezettek oket, kisemmiztek mindenbol, meg a nyomorusagos, hosies, szanalmas es haszontalan halalbol is."e; Bar e regeny mar 1952-53-ban irodott, ugyanaz az elmeny tette halhatatlanna, mint Remarque korai remekmuvet, a Nyugaton a helyzet valtozatlant: a fajdalom a sok ertelmetlenul elpusztult fiatal elet miatt es a szolidaritas a tehetetlen, kiszolgaltatott, a halal orajaban mar szinte porere vetkozott emberrel; mindvegig a humanum legtisztabb ertekeit kepviselve.

Pe frontul de vest nimic nou

Pe frontul de vest nimic nou

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

Cuprins de entuziasmul de a deveni soldat, Paul Baumer vrea sa lupte alaturi de prietenii sai pe frontul Primului Razboi Mondial. Pentru generatia lui, razboiul e glorie, e scoala vietii unde baietii devin barbati, e eroism. Odata cu inceputul infruntarii si cu intrarea in transeele mortii, iluziile tinerilor se destrama. Pe masura ce razboiul se prelungeste, vazandu-si apropiatii doborati de gloante unul cate unul, Paul incearca sa supravietuiasca imboldit de un singur gand: trebuie sa lupte impotriva unui principiu distructiv, care conduce la moarte tineri de aceeasi varsta, imbracati in uniformele unor armate potrivnice. Publicata in Germania in anul 1929, Pe frontul de vest nimic nou va deveni fara indoiala, cea mai buna poveste despre Primul Razboi Mondial"e;. In numai un an, romanul se vinde in peste un milion de exemplare, fiind tradus aproape imediat in douasprezece limbi si inspirand in 1930 un film de succes, castigator a doua Premii Oscar.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/02/2016

From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe. Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee - life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land. A haunting snapshot of a unique time, place and predicament, this is another powerful comment from Remarque on the devastating effects of war.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2015

From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe. Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee - life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land. A haunting snapshot of a unique time, place and predicament, this is another powerful comment from Remarque on the devastating effects of war.

All Quiet on the Western Front A BBC Radio Drama

All Quiet on the Western Front A BBC Radio Drama

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/07/2014

A full-cast dramatisation of one of the greatest war novels of all time. First published as a novel in 1929, All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who are enduring, and then coming to terms with, the realities of the First World War. At the age of 19, following the outbreak of the First World War, Paul Baumer enlists in the German Army. He is deployed to the Western Front, where the experience of life and death in the trenches has an enormous effect on him. He begins to feel disconnected from his past life: his family, his love of poetry, and his feelings. As the war progresses, Paul becomes increasingly lost in battle. Haunting yet comic, lyrical yet desperate, the novel became a bestseller on its original publication. It inspired an Oscar-winning film of the same name, and has been adapted for television and stage. This powerful radio dramatisation stars Robert Lonsdale as Paul Baumer, with a supporting cast including Simon Trinder, Stephen Critchlow, Carolyn Pickles and Malcolm Tierney.

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

A full-cast dramatisation of one of the greatest war novels of all time.First published as a novel in 1929, All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who are enduring, and then coming to terms with, the realities of the First World War.At the age of 19, following the outbreak of the First World War, Paul Baumer enlists in the German Army. He is deployed to the Western Front, where the experience of life and death in the trenches has an enormous effect on him. He begins to feel disconnected from his past life: his family, his love of poetry, and his feelings. As the war progresses, Paul becomes increasingly lost in battle.Haunting yet comic, lyrical yet desperate, the novel became a bestseller on its original publication. It inspired an Oscar-winning film of the same name, and has been adapted for television and stage. This powerful radio dramatisation stars Robert Lonsdale as Paul Baumer, with a supporting cast including Simon Trinder, Stephen Critchlow, Carolyn Pickles and Malcolm Tierney.

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2013

When Paul Baumer and his classmates join the army, nothing has prepared them for the death and destruction that they witness. Machine guns, huge artillery shells and poison gas create a nightmare world for these young men and their older comrades. For months and years attack is followed by counter-attack. Will any of Paul's friends survive long enough to return to their families and loved ones? Will there be a place for them at home, when peace finally comes? Can any of these soldiers make sense of the massive conflict in which they are involved?

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2005

All Quiet on the Western Front is probably the most famous anti-war novel ever written. The story is told by a young 'unknown soldier' in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see all the realities of war; under fire, on patrol, waiting in the trenches, at home on leave, and in hospitals and dressing stations. Although there are vividly described incidents which remain in mind, there is no sense of adventure here, only the feeling of youth betrayed and a deceptively simple indictment of war - of any war - told for a whole generation of victims.

Arch of Triumph

Arch of Triumph

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2005

Ravic is a German doctor and refugee living in Paris in 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, he has been treating some of the city's most elite citizens for two years on the behalf of two less-than-skillful French physicians. Forbidden to return to his own country and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on, all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. And though he's given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn for the romantic, even during the worst of times.

Shadowd In Paradise

Shadowd In Paradise

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/1998

Three Comrades

Three Comrades

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/1998

Flotsam

Flotsam

Author: Erich Maria Remarque, Denver Lindley Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/1998

Spark Of Life

Spark Of Life

Author: Erich Maria Remarque, James Stern Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/1998

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/1970

One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this World War I novel is a German author's attempt to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war.

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