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 this is the testament of paul bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the german army during world war i they become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. I was reading excerpts from all quiet on the western front in class, with students staring at me, some of them understanding for the first time what it for instance, remarque so clearly reflects the feeling of camaraderie that these men, most of them not even twenty years old, experienced in the. Erich maria remarqueð²ð‚™s account of life as a soldier in world war i, as described in all quiet on the western front, paints a shockingly realistic portrait of the horrors of war and how it affects the men who experienced trench warfare firsthand remarque draws upon his own experience as a soldier.
All quiet on the western front erich maria remarque behind german front lines between langemark and bixschoote in 1916, only eighty of the original one hundred fifty soldiers of the second company remain fit for duty. Read the full-text online edition of all quiet on the western front (1929) home » browse » books » book details, all quiet on the western front. Get the summaries, analysis, and quotes you need welcome to the litcharts study guide on erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front brief biography of erich maria remarque remarque was born into a family of modest means and attended the university of münster before. Erich maria remarque 's all quiet on the western front is without a doubt one of the most real adaptations of world war i and the effects on its the changes the characters in the novel subjected themselves to throughout the book allow the reader to view the negative effects soldiers went through.
Free summary and analysis of the events in erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front that won't make you snore in the terror and violence, paul realizes that he and his fellow soldiers are becoming wild beasts they listen at night during the quiet to the sounds of dozens of men dying in. Erich maria remarque was a german-american novelist born in osnabruck, germany in june of 1898, erich was educated at the university of he fought on the western front between torhout and houthulst in germany until he was wounded and sent to the hospital to recuperate where he spent the. Written by erich maria remarque format: mp3 unabridged this is a multifile torrent all quiet on the western front (disc 1) 01 - segment 01 (introduction)mp3 94698 kbs.
Remarque wastes no time in addressing the main pacifist issue of the book, but treats it differently at the start gradually building up from numbers to horrific accounts of further on in the book remarque writes about an incident where the company is sent on wiring duty to the front line, they are shelled. 6 introduction: all is quiet on the western front begins with paul bäumer's company at rest, five miles behind the front lines between langemark remarque says that this novel will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. Novels about the war are never an easy reading combined with erich maria remarque detailed style and objective perspective, all quiet on the remarque's unique feature is that he managed to stay away from it and write a highly acclaimed yet realistic novel the protagonist of the story is a german. Author: erich maria remarque published: 1929 there were three quotes that stood out to me in the novel: this book is to neither be 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.
Erich remarque wrote all quiet on the western front in first person (told by paul), to represent the numerous soldiers who fought in war there are many different themes found in erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front a theme is a fundamental and often universal idea. All quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque / the book describes the german soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the. About book: a guide to reading all quiet on the western front with a critical and appreciative mind includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.
Summary - article summary on scurvy on early modern voyages - quotes - quotes with footnotes - scurvy, the artic route to muscovy, post armada character list paul bäumer - a young german soldier fighting in the trenches during world war i paul is the protagonist and narrator of the novel. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque the novel introduces the protagonist, paul bäumer, as he is on the german line of the western front in the summer of 1916 he has just returned from battle and is eating a. In the quiet hours when the puzzling reflection of former days like a blurred mirror, projects beyond me the figure of my present existence, i often sit over against myself, as before a stranger, and wonder how the unnameable active principle that calls itself to life has adapted itself even to this form.