For the french and germans, there was no back home in that sense, and perhaps for that reason all quiet on the western front could only have come from a continental writer like remarque all quiet is narrated by a young german soldier, paul bremer, who recounts the experiences of his tightly knit group of friends. 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 (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. The day he dies the army reports that it is all quiet on the western front the ending is appropriate because the devastation of the war is so horrible that the death of one soldier means nothing source(s): the novel.
Mental abuse in all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque sign up to view the erich maria remarque, all quiet on the western front, mental abuse. Erich maria remarque's 'all quiet on the western front' is one of the most famous anti-war novels of all time even today, the book holds a special place in literature as a great criticism of. Tagged as all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque, first world war, george santayana, gouverneur warren, guy sajer, iraq war, it's a long way to tipperary, ptsd, ptsd flashbacks, ptsd hyper-arousal, soliloquies in england, the forgotten soldier.
Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the ballantine books edition of all quiet on the western front published in 1987 chapter 1 quotes 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. 2) for military fiction, i recommend catch-22 by joseph heller or all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque they represent the two poles of war - hilarity and tragedy catch-22 is especially memorable for its discussion on how human effort is ridiculous, and all quiet on the western front is so heartbreaking that it cannot be ignored. Book review on all quiet on the western front all quiet on the western front, a war novel, is a fictional novel by erich maria remarque, a german veteran of world war i the book was wrote in 1929 and has had two movies based on the book. By erich maria remarque all quiet on the western front plot erich maria remarque erich maria remarque born on the 22 june 1898 and died 25 september 1970 he was born as erich paul remark and was a german author, best known for his novel all quiet on the western front. Book summary bookmark this page manage my reading list the record of several schoolmates who represent a generation destroyed by the dehumanization of world war i's trench warfare, all quiet on the western front tells of their enlistment in the army at the urging of their teacher, kantorek, whose wisdom they trusted.
All quiet on the westren front all quiet on the western front chapter summaryby: jesse codyall quiet on the western front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed remarque for writing for shock value. All quiet on the western front, by german writer eriq maria remarque, explores the horrors of world war i through the eyes of a german solider named paul remarque transforms this tale of a young recruit who is thrown head first into a raging war into a lesson about life. Pick up all quiet on the western front open flip one, two, three pages one we are at rest five miles behind the front this is how my reading of all quiet on the western front began. Even younger students read all quiet on the western front, which might be misguided it's a terrifying, vivid book--no soldier bear --and shouldn't be relegated to high school freshmen english (i'll note too in passing that in my post on all quiet, i wrote, i'm going to try to wind down my war reading for a bit, and that was in november 2010. All quiet on the western front the author himself about the book erich remarque writes this book in order to demonstrate the german soldiers' physical and mental trauma pertaining to world war i.
This book is a difficult read for me and i have to take it in small portions just to let myself have room to deal with some of the emotional reactions to the bookthen i can come back to it and read more. It is loosely inspired by the german novel three comrades (1937), by world war i veteran erich maria remarque, the author of all quiet on the western front, which follows the lives of a trio of german world war i veterans in 1970s weimar germany. Erich maria remarque's novel and the film made from it may possibly be the greatest anti-war statement ever created all quiet on the western front won a deserved best picture academy award in the year it came out and brought great prestige to universal pictures as the first oscar in that category won by that studio. Barron's book notes erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front ^^^^^erich maria remarque: the author and his times born erich paul remark on june 22, 1898, he grew up in a roman catholic family in osnabruck in the province of westphalia, germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now west germany. Yeah, we don't have enough fingers and toes to count all thereasons you should care about all quiet on the western frontin fact, it would probably be easier to tell you why this novel is irrelevant: it's not, for example, an example of the perfect rom-com.
The historical period drama is a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous people some historical dramas are docudramas, which attempt an accurate portrayal of a historical event or biography, to the degree that the available historical research will allow. Aside from all quiet on the western front, this darn movie sticks in my mind more than most downer movies you simply can't believe how completely uncomfortable you become, moment by moment, as the unfolding family disaster gets simply worse and worse---and worse, till finally the increasingly disjointed, insular world of everyone in the. All quiet on the western front written by erich maria remarque, all quiet on the western front is a sort of a historical fiction type of book i would classify it as a fiction because the book is based on an odd point of view in war. He fell in october 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: all quiet on the western front he had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping.
All quiet on the western front is the internationally famous novel that tells of the impact of the world war i experiences on the lives of the millions of soldiers involvedin the novel, remarque (the author) highlights the horror and uselessness of wa. A thousand splendid suns: top ten quotes, free study guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature. If you haven't read all quiet on the western front, it certainly should merit your attention like me, if you've read it as a teen, it is worth revisiting as its impact with greater context and a life lived will make you appreciate this novel even more.
Erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front erich maria remarque: the author and his times born erich paul remark on june 22, 1898, he grew up in a roman catholic family in osnabruck in the province of westphalia, germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now west germany.