All quiet on the western front is a novel by erich maria remarque that was first published in 1929. Find great deals on ebay for all quiet on the western front book shop with confidence. Instead, they go up to the front line again paul goes with his friends on a night patrol to see how far advanced the enemy position is it is g�rard duval, and he was a printer at night the front is quiet paul crawls out of the shell-hole he has forgotten all about the dead man now. All quiet on the western front is a 1930 american epic pre-code war film based on the erich maria remarque novel of the same name.
'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 from november 10 to december 9, 1928, all quiet on the western front was published in serial form in vossische zeitung magazine. Erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front is an abstruse proclamation against war, which focuses especially on the destroying effects of war on soldiers' humanity romantic ideals of warfare are under attack throughout paul's narration the novel depicts the detachment between. 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 . Without a doubt, all quiet on the western fronts is one of those novels i read aqotwf in 8th grade and remember liking the book i generally do not re-read books, but after listening to podcasts and reading history on wwi recently, i wanted to go back and experience this book with better context.
Chapter 12 is the shortest in the novel its autumn of 1918 and paul is the last of his schoolmates at the front he gets two weeks of rest after swallowing it happened on one of those days when everything was so quiet that military communiques consisted of one phrase only: all quiet at the western front. After witnessing the deaths of all of his comrades, paul lost his life october 1918, on a day that was so quiet that the army dispatches reported all quiet on the western front this book was written by german author erich maria remarque in 1929, and the novel is semi-autobiographical. A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters the 1929 english translation by arthur wesley wheen gives the title as all quiet on the western front the literal translation is nothing new in. He goes to the western front where he and his comrades witnesses the horror and brutality of war through a series of deadly, meaningless battles is the simple order by a superior officer enough for someone to spill the blood of innocent soldiers in all quiet on the western front, a novel by erich. Few novels have described the reality of the first world war with such honesty and raw eloquence as all quiet on the western front over a million copies were sold in the year after its first publication in 1929, and an award-winning film adaptation followed in 1930 the book was later banned by the.
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 books banned and burned in nazi germany all quiet on the western front sold 25. All quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war. In the novel, all quiet on the western front, remarque either supports or rejects these topics by illustrating them in the soldier's daily lives a fictional novel can serve as a useful source for historical information if it the right one it just depends on the novel and the author who has written it. Book review by me all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque is a novel about the many horrors and the violence experienced by many in the first world war, told through the eyes of a young german soldier named paul bäumer.
This novel gives a historical outlook on how the war affected these soldiers during and after the great war throughout war every army man faces the horrors of watching their comrade's die and the act of firing on a fellow human being in all quiet on the western front, paul and his classmates. All quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war listen all quiet on the 3 go to page 4 to listen or download 4 download full version all quiet on the western front: a novel audiobook or. 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.
Erich maria remarque's timeless novel against war, all quiet on the western front, tells the war from the private's point of the great war have transformed paul and his company into semi-living blobs of fear on the front, and in the case of paul, alienated him from civilian life, such as his books. All quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque a readable copy all pages are intact, and the cover is intact pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot o. 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. Aqotwf is defined as all quiet on the western front (novel, movie) somewhat frequently in the book's closing essay, he moves from all quiet on the western front to apocalypse now, from the grand illusion to schindler's list, and in another essay, he takes a close look at alexander kluge's.