Erich Maria Remarque





Erich Maria Remarque

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born
in Osnabrück, Germany
June 22, 1898

died
September 25, 1970

gender
male

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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).

Remarque's novels have been translat...more


Average rating: 3.92 · 176,373 ratings · 4,526 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
All Quiet on the Western Front
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 146,833 ratings — published 1928 — 223 editions
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Three Comrades: A Novel of ...
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 7,840 ratings — published 1936 — 53 editions
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Arch of Triumph: A Novel of...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 6,133 ratings — published 1939 — 72 editions
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The Black Obelisk
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 3,523 ratings — published 1956 — 37 editions
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A Time to Love and a Time t...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 3,013 ratings — published 1954 — 39 editions
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The Night in Lisbon
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 3,199 ratings — published 1962 — 42 editions
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Heaven Has No Favorites
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,147 ratings — published 1961 — 33 editions
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The Road Back
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,427 ratings — published 1931 — 25 editions
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Spark of Life: A Novel of R...
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 1,226 ratings — published 1952 — 22 editions
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Shadows in Paradise
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,261 ratings — published 1971 — 24 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: A Novel of Germany Between the Wars

“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

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