All Quiet on the Western Front Novel By Erich Maria Remarque (PDF-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)

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All Quiet on the Western Front (German: I'm Westen Nichts Neues, lit. 'In the West Nothing New') is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German World War I veteran. physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life that many of these soldiers felt upon returning home from the front lines.

The novel was first published in November and December 1928 in the German newspaper Vossische Zeitung and in book form in late January 1929. The book and its sequel, The Road Back (1930), were among the banned books. and burned in Nazi Germany. All Quiet on the Western Front sold 2.5 million copies in 22 languages in its first 18 months in print.

In 1930, the book was adapted as an Oscar-winning film of the same name, directed by Lewis Milestone. It was adapted again in 1979 by Delbert Mann, this time as a television movie starring Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine.

Summary

In 1914, a roomful of fresh-faced, idealistic German schoolchildren are goaded by their schoolmaster into heading off to the "glorious war." With the fire and patriotism of youth, they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young "unknown soldier who experiences the horror and disappointment of life in the trenches.

Review

The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is indisputably a craftsman of the highest order, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes about men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and confident.

About 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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