Welcome to the litcharts study guide on erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front created by the original team behind sparknotes, litcharts are the world's best literature guides. Dive deep into erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. In-depth critical discussions of erich maria remarque's novel - plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference finally, the truth about war, reviewers proclaimed when all quiet on the western front was published in 1928, ten years after world war i had ended shockingly. All quiet on the western front is a novel by erich maria remarque, a german veteran of world war i the book describes the german soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front the novel was first. 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 a man who can bend language to his will whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure”—the new york times book review. Tone communicates a lot in a work of literature, and it conjures a certain feeling within a piece, something that translates directly to the reader erich maria remarque has done just this in his novel ''all quiet on the western front'' - in this lesson, learn how and why he's crafted this particular tone.
In all quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque creates paul bäumer to represent a whole generation of men who are known to history as the lost generation eight million men died in battle, twenty-one million were injured, and over six and a half million noncombatants were killed in what is called the great war. An international bestseller, erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front was banned and burned in nazi germany first serialized in 1928 in the german newspaper vossische zeitunghe, the book was published on january 31, 1929, and instantly became a literary juggernaut in germany, the. All quiet on the western front : literary analysis and cultural context by firda, richard arthur, 1931- publication date 1993 topics remarque, erich maria, 1898-1970, world war, 1914-1918 publisher new york : twayne publishers collection printdisabled inlibrary internetarchivebooks china digitizing sponsor internet. All quiet on the western front: an introduction to and summary of the novel all quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque given this interpretive context, the pacifism of the novel could satisfy neither left nor right ends of the critical spectrum in interwar germany but erich remarque's text does not assume or.
All is not quiet: reading remarque in a warzone j a bernstein famed literary critic harold bloom offered what is probably the strongest denunciation to date of erich maria remarque's all quiet on the western front (1929) variations on the theme, and unlike bloom, i hesitate to say what a book should do to attain the. All quiet on the western front has 291578 ratings and 7747 reviews daniel said : i don't know why it took me so long to get to all quiet on the wester.
'even in modern industrial war, remarque sees the ineradicable dignity of man' david baird continues our survey of world war i literature as he recommends erich maria remarque's 'fictional, but not non-factual' homage to a humanity that persists even in the midst of war you really must read all quiet on. All quiet on the western front is surely the most prominent anti-war book and book about world war 1 of all time the author of all quiet on the western front - erich maria remarque i who did what in ww1 the book had a huge impact on me and it's still one of my favorite works of literature. All quiet on the western front” is the first novel of erich maria remarque, a deliberate, sincere and emotional narration of a young soldier of the world war i a 19 character analysis themes of the book quotes from the book – explanation and analysis key facts about the book biography of erich maria remarque.
In erich maria remarque's novel all quiet on the western front, paul metamorphoses through symbolism, irony, and imagery resulting in a loss of innocence paul's inner change, expressed by imagery, begins to appear in his physical features remarque illustrates this when he writes, our faces are neither paler nor more.
Home → sparknotes → literature study guides → all quiet on the western front all quiet on the western front erich maria remarque table of contents plot overview summary & analysis chapter one chapter two chapter three chapter four chapter five chapter six chapter seven chapter eight. All quiet on the western front, erich maria remarque's celebrated 1929 novel, depicts the emotional and brutal experience of world war i through the eyes a common theme in the novel is the appearance of authority figures of two types: on the one hand, strong authoritarian figures and on the other, mentorship figures. 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 tel.
The earth, as in the soil beneath our feet, is taken for granted every single day, but never by a soldier on the front lines erich maria remarque explains this through his character paul bäumer in the excerpt of his novel all quiet on the western front paul is explaining the effects that war on the front can leave with a soldier. All quiet on the western front: theme analysis, free study guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author remarque, who fought in world war i himself (he was wounded five times) gives great insight into the psychology of the soldier who has to endure such. 'we have become wild beasts we do not fight, we defend ourselves against annihilation ' erich maria remarque's unmatchable anti-war novel was a literary sensation in pre-nazi germany.