The passionate happiness when they receive the slightest comfort, or the unspeakable sadness when they visit their families and realise they have lost touch with them and can't share their knowledge. During this re-read, I paused not only in appreciation of what soldiers and their families suffer during war, but also for all the great teachers who spend their days trying to inspire students to have Perspective and Big Ideas and to Think Critically.
External reality, the outer world, is the world outside of Paul Baumer, the world he perceives through his senses. Life became less oppressive for Remarque in his last two decades. We had as yet taken no root. After three weeks, it no longer struck us as odd that an ex-postman with a couple of stripes should have more power over us than our parents ever had, or our teachers, or the whole course of civilization, from Plato to Goethe.
They stand at the wire fence … Most of them are silent … I see their dark forms, their beards move in the wind. I breathe deeply and say to myself: And, yet, basic human instincts remain, as is exemplified by Paul's various reactions to his killing of the French compositor, Gerard Duval-writing which will remain in my mind for some time.
Needless to say, the ring of authenticity adds quite a punch to the reading experience, elevating a good war story into an absolute classic of the genre. York Production Services, Inc. What can I say? A bit heavy, but it explains many things, and good analysis of what happened in a few battles and why.
I fear that we may be about to go down a path that -- however well intended -- may do more harm than good. The world of comrades: One might even argue that issuing a warning to readers about such works or films could blunt the shock and therefore the intended impact on the reader or viewer -- and, thus, the potential lesson learned.
This book doesn't throw in other issues, such as politics or romance, as so many other contemporary books do. It splits the difference between a reference work and a narrative so it may not be to taste. The good, the bad and the ugly all got mixed up and became uniform. Kat and Paul thwart a guard dog and steal a goose, which they roast and share with the others.
Brian Murdoch's translation is good but a bit sloppy at times, especially in the second half of the book, where he occasionally uses German-sounding grammar and makes a few typos.
Tjaden JAH-duhn A thin, nineteen-year-old soldier with an immense appetite. In an hour he will become one screaming bundle of intolerable pain.
British society and the first world war link by Adrian Gregory An academic source and a great modern study of the British Home Front. Paul and his comrades have acquired a bit of battle experience, including the loss of Joseph Behm, the first of their group to die. The lost generation also coincides with the stitutionalization of war.
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania won independence from Russia. Those sounds emotionally scarred many of the living lost generation for when everything was finally quiet, many lives were lost. Chief Surgeon A staff member at the Catholic hospital, he delights in experimental operations on the flat feet of soldiers, whom he ruins for life.American readers may be familiar with "All Quiet on the Western Front" by German Army veteran Erich Maria Remarque and Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms," two World War I.
It pervaded the work of Edmund Blunden, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen in Britain, of Henri Barbusse (author of Under Fire) in France, and of Erich Maria Remarque (author of All Quiet on the Western Front) in Germany.
Books by Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque Average rating ·ratings · 10, reviews · shelvedtimes Showing 30 distinct works. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.
5 out of 5 stars You think war is all glory, but it is all hell. All Quiet on the Western Front (link by Erich Maria Remarque ( reprint) The classic novel of WWI experiences A Farewell to Arms (link) by Ernest Hemmingway ().
About All Quiet on the Western Front Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List When Erich Maria Remarque was mustered out of the Great War in on a medical discharge, he returned home to a life devoid of hope and changed forever.Download