Erich Maria Remarque

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Erich Maria Remarque


Born
in Osnabrück, Germany
June 22, 1898

Died
September 25, 1970

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Erich Maria Remarque is one of the best known and most widely read authors of German literature in the twentieth century.

Remarque's biography is essentially marked and his writing fundamentally influenced by German history of the twentieth century: Childhood and youth in imperial Osnabrück, World War I, the Weimar Republic, and most of all his exile in Switzerland and the United States. With the novel All Quiet On the Western Front, first published in 1929, Remarque attained world-wide recognition continuing today.

Examples of his other novels also internationally published are: The Road Back (1931), Three Comrades (1936, 38), Arch of Triumph (1945), The Black Obelisk (1956), and Night in Lisbon (1962).

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All Quiet on the Western Front

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3.89 avg rating — 215,731 ratings — published 1928 — 333 editions
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Three Comrades

4.48 avg rating — 13,583 ratings — published 1936 — 82 editions
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Arch of Triumph: A Novel of...

4.39 avg rating — 10,877 ratings — published 1945 — 99 editions
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The Black Obelisk

4.32 avg rating — 5,811 ratings — published 1956 — 58 editions
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The Night in Lisbon

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4.19 avg rating — 5,838 ratings — published 1962 — 70 editions
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A Time to Love and a Time t...

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4.35 avg rating — 5,131 ratings — published 1954 — 65 editions
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Heaven Has No Favorites

4.21 avg rating — 4,293 ratings — published 1961 — 48 editions
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The Road Back

4.28 avg rating — 2,419 ratings — published 1931 — 45 editions
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Spark of Life: A Novel of R...

4.42 avg rating — 2,086 ratings — published 1952 — 37 editions
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Shadows in Paradise

4.12 avg rating — 2,035 ratings — published 1971 — 35 editions
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More books by Erich Maria Remarque…
“It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Three Comrades

“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. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.”
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
tags: war, ww1

“Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum. ”
Erich Maria Remarque

Polls

February 2016 New School Group Read

 
  29 votes, 19.0%

1950, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, 182 pages
 
  24 votes, 15.7%

1979, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, 396 pages
 
  18 votes, 11.8%

1954, Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan, 113 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.2%

 
  13 votes, 8.5%

 
  11 votes, 7.2%

1934, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, 318 pages
 
  10 votes, 6.5%

 
  9 votes, 5.9%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.2%

1947, If This Is a Man by Primo Levi, 398 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.6%

 
  4 votes, 2.6%

1936, South Riding by Winifred Holtby, 492 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1985, Satantango by László Krasznahorkai, 274 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1962, The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, 640 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

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