Erich maria remarque: erich maria remarque, novelist who is chiefly remembered as the author of im westen nichts neues (1929 all quiet on the western front), which became perhaps the best-known and most representative novel dealing with world war i remarque was drafted into the german army at the age of 18 and was. Erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front was published in 1928 and immediately took its place within a long-standing tradition of literary representations of war unlike most war novels, however, remarque's account of world war 1 focuses singularly on realistic depictions of life on the front line and refuses to sentimentalize. “if you think of humanity as one large body, then war is like suicide, or at best, self mutilation”( jerome crabb) paul baumer, the protagonist of all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque fulfills his understanding of jerome crabb’s quote after experiencing everything war has to offer.
All quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque’s celebrated 1929 novel, depicts the emotional and brutal experience of world war i through the eyes of a young german soldierthis soldier, paul baümer, grapples with death, regret, and the powerful presence and impact of authority figures during the war. In all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque progressively shows the brutality of war through the eyes of soldiers claiming their innocence, and also the effects of war on the people in the home front. All quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque home / literature / all quiet on the western front / seriously anti-war punch of all quiet on the western front it's not a spoiler so much as a trigger warning to tell you that this book is filled to the brim with details of slow, agonizing death, dismemberment, gaping wounds, and. To the biographer and student of literature, erich maria remarque, who has been called the recording angel of the great war, was an enigma, a man rife with contradictions and contrasts he admired stylish women, impressionist art, an antique lancia convertible and a racy bugatti, and chinese art.
In all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque creates paul bäumer to represent a whole generation of men who are known to history as the lost generation eight million men died in battle, twenty-one million were injured, and over six and a half million noncombatants were killed in what is called the great war. About erich maria remarque erich maria remarque was born in germany in 1898 and drafted into the german army during world war i his first novel, all quiet on the western front, was published in 1928 and was an instant best seller. On the literary side, the german erich maria remarque’s all quiet on the western front (1929) is in a class of its own it appeared not long before the wall street crash started a process that was soon to give germany eight million unemployed, and the chancellorship of adolf hitler. Erich maria remarque (born erich paul remark 22 june 1898 – 25 september 1970) was a german novelist who created many works about the horrors of war his best known novel all quiet on the western front (1928), about german soldiers in the first world war, was made into an oscar-winning film.
All quiet on the western front (german: im westen nichts neues, lit in the west nothing new) is a novel by erich maria remarque , a german veteran of world war i the book describes the german soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home. In conclusion, erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front and mary shelley's frankenstein very distended methods of getting point across about society reaction to the unexpected or unknown. About all quiet on the western front 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 .
But while all quiet on the western front may help us understand the effects of the great war on germany, it is as an account of trench warfare and a simple story of human endurance in extremity that it really shines it is understandably one of the most famous of war novels. All quiet on the western front is what you might have written had you fought in the war and lived to feel about it erich maria remarque was born in osnabrück, northern germany and was sixteen when the fighting began. All quiet on the western front by remarque erich maria and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque you searched for: author/artist etc: erich maria remarque, all quiet on the western front (world war i) remarque, erich maria.
The most loved and hated novel about world war i an international bestseller, erich maria remarque’s all quiet on the western front was banned and burned in nazi germany. Start studying all quiet on the western front - erich maria remarque learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools all quiet on the western front - written in the evenings after a full day's work even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war in a sense, remarque wanted to. All quiet on the western front is a historical novel written by erich maria remarque the novel focuses on a young german soldier and the predicaments he encounters in during his life on the front the novel displays a powerful image to all of its readers and tends to have a long lasting effect on the way that they interpret war. All quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque the war —erich maria remarque, preface to all quiet on the western front the war also had a profound psychological effect on those who survived it, like remarque, and those who came of age in its wake some.