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Время жить и время умирать

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Главный герой романа "Время жить и время умирать" (1954), солдат немецкой армии, прекрасно понимает, что настоящее время - это "время умирать". И лишь в коротком отпуске, вернувшись с русского фронта, он понимает, что "время жить" для него - не будущее время, а давно прошедшее.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published 2005 by Вагриус (first published 1954)
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“That's how we are! Afraid of our feelings. And when we.become aware of them we immediately think we are swindlers.”

Every Erich Maria Remarque book consists those elements: 1) Germans who hate the Nazi regime; 2) Germans who fell in love druing the Second World War; 3) Germans who love to drink. He definitely found his own territory of experience to write about.

A Time to Love and a Time to Die is a very interesting and frightening book, exploring such a dark theme as war and what it does to s
Mar 27, 2013 Thea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Последната книга, която Ремарк пише. Темата – позната до болка и негова любима. Война, живот извън рационалното, копнеж по обикновеното и моментната среща на двама души в средата на разрухата.

Факт е, че стилът на Ремарк не се отличава с лекота. Думите лежат сковано, дървено върху листа, обаче под грубата рамка има ужасно много нежност, която да се вземе. И нежност, и рани, и болка, и оптимизъм. Краят е предвидим, но и друг не би бил възможен.

Простичките описания на нещо толкова неразбираемо за
Sonia Reppe
Feb 05, 2014 Sonia Reppe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why is this not as popular as All Quiet on the Western Front? Like All Quiet, it's about a young German soldier in WWII, but this one has a great love story and was three times more pleasurable for me. *note* Don't read this if you're a recovering alcoholic because on every page, someone is drinking something.

update: Oops, I mean WWI.
Andrei Tamaş
Aug 15, 2015 Andrei Tamaş rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foarte bine scris! Pentru asta cinci stele! Subiectul -e drept!- nu e tocmai genul meu, desi in fata judecatii istorice are un cuvant de spus...
Dove inizia la colpa? E fino a che punto arriva la complicità?
Leggere il romanzo nella prima edizione del 1954 (usata bene, solo un po’ ingiallita dal tempo) mi ha fatto assaporare un gusto più profondo; mi ha permesso di sentirmi dentro nella storia già alle prime pagine.
Ambientato in un arco di tempo di poche settimane, durante la seconda guerra mondiale, ha come sfondi successivi il fronte russo e la città tedesca dove Graeber torna per una breve licenza, dopo due anni di prima linea. In rea
Dennis Ioffe
Jan 01, 2008 Dennis Ioffe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was quite amazing. It is from the viewpoint of a Nazi soldier who gets to go home from war. He finds out that things home are terrible, everything is turned upside down. He falls in love and among the chaos there are moments of peace and beauty. There is amazing social commentary on concepts such as collective guilt, our responsibility to standing up to evil and war. The ending of the book is quite haunting and i cant wait to read more of his books
Thornike Lelashvili
კიდევ ერთხელ დაგანახებს ადამიანს, რომ ადამიანი ნებისმიერ იდეოლოგიაზე უფრო მეტია.
მეორე მსოფლიო ომის ნანგრევებში სიკვდილთან ერთად გრძნობ სიცოცხლეს, სიყვარულს და გაზაფხულს.
მომწონს, რომ რეალიზმი არანაირ შანსს არ უტოვებს "ჰეფფი ენდს".
ძალიან კარგი წიგნია.
Dec 01, 2013 соленка rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ремарк е всичко, което един стойностен писател предполага да бъде - литературен гений, който си служи прекрасно с думите и отличен познавач на човешката психика, който описва мислите и случващото се в душата по един невероятен начин. С две думи, сякаш аз самата бях Ернст Гребер.
Неговите мисли са и мои мисли. В един момент неусетно оставяш книгата и се отвличаш в собствените си разсъждения за собствените си разбирания и собствения си реален живот.

Нещата, за които става дума в книгата, са всевечн
Veleka Georgieva
Jun 24, 2013 Veleka Georgieva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Для меня это лучшее произведение Ремарка, здесь есть все, за что все так любят и читают Эриха Марию: гнетущие обстоятельства и обреченные влюбленные, которые пытаются противостоять всему этому ужасу, несправедливо и незаслуженно свалившемуся на них, также хватает философских размышлений.
Jan 29, 2014 Джорджия rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Джорджия by: Аудиокниги.
Втора книга на Ремарк, второ добро попадение. Явно любимата му тема е войната. Тук е от гледната точка на немски войник. Явно войната не е пречка да разцъфне една красива любов. Да - налице са противоположности - война - любов, добро - зло, глад и мизерия - разточително и ненужно богатство. Войната работи в два плана - бомбардировките в градовете и на бойното поле. Нашия човек Гребер има възможността да участва и в двата пълноценно и по човешки. При хора като него е налице сякаш пробуждане, няка ...more
Dec 14, 2015 Vishy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Longer review soon.
Jul 16, 2014 Walter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always been a fan of Erich Maria Remarque's novel "All Quiet on the Western Front", which I consider to be one of the best war novels ever written. So, when I saw "A Time to Love and a Time to Die" at a used book store, I was excited to read it. I had hoped that "A Time" would live up to the high standards of "All Quiet". I was not disappointed.

"A Time" is arguably an even better novel than "All Quiet". Set in World War II, it is the story of Ernst Grueber, a soldier in the German Army on
Yesenia Vargas
Aug 04, 2012 Yesenia Vargas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brilliant on so many levels. We were studying the Stanford Prison Experiment in psychology, which led me to read Ordinary Men, which led me to read this. And I honestly think this is the better of the three for explaining why good people do bad things.

A soldier tries on the role of a civilian, tries to balance following orders with making his own life, and struggles with disillusionment and love. He's still a Nazi, still a German soldier, but he doesn't feel the weight of those title yet. He's j
Greg Brozeit
Upon rereading a couple of chapters I realized I was a bit harsh in my initial assessment. I still think this is not the best introduction to Remarque. But if you've read a some of his novels and like them, you'll eventually get to this one.

The story focuses on a German soldier who goes home for a two week vacation from the Russian front in late 1944. I never really found much, if any, sympathy for the two main characters of the book.

After reading a biography of Remarque, I was made more aware
carl  theaker
Dec 16, 2010 carl theaker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Otherwise known as 'All Quiet on the Eastern Front'...
after Remarque's notable work 'All Quiet on the Western Front'
it's been observed he was a one trick pony and this book
does nothing to defer that accusation.

This is a sentimental version with our hero Ernst, a
German soldier on the Eastern Front who undergoes all the
ups and downs of soldiers everywhere. Remarque was
nestled in Hollywood when he wrote this one during the
war, so I'm sure he had movies on the brain.

I did like this tale particula
Jul 21, 2012 Una rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: civilians
Recommended to Una by: Evita
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Lielāka par manu vērtējumu. Uzbūvē, sižetā vienkārša un spēcīga (viņš tiek atvaļinājumā no kara šausmām, divas nedēļas dzīvo un mīl, zinot, ka pienāks laiks mirt, un tad tas pienāk). Morāli interesanta un neatbildama - ko cilvēks var darīt ar karu? Kā to pat aptvert? Bet karš, pat grāmatā izlasīts, lieliski palīdz novērtēt vienkārši labās lietas, kas pieejamas miera dzīvē. Uzvilkt skaistu kleitu. Aiziet vakariņās. Pavadīt ar tiem, ko mīlam, kopā katru brīdi, atceroties, ka šie brīži reiz izbeigs ...more
Beautifully written with a mix of plain, straight forward prose and passages of lyricism and philosophical contemplation of what war does to combatants in the field, civilians, and loved ones at home far from the front. This is a devastating story, its title tells you what to expect; therefore, there's an air of inevitability with the only question being how not if it will happen (though I wanted very much to be wrong).

I am not a huge fan of romance stories yet the love story part of the novel
Given to me as a gift from my daughter. It is heavy reading (war, of course) from the get-go. I read the first few pages right before bed and immediately thought that it was NOT bed-time reading
material. However, once over the initial graphic subject matter, I settled in. At heart, it truly was a desperate story of trying to live a normal life when life was anything but normal. Would I recommend it? Yes, but I've always lived a more thoughtful life and enjoyed a good drama over comedy.
Alena B.
Jan 25, 2015 Alena B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book of WWII is about the man from another side - he is not a hero, he is not a bad man. He just wanted to be alive and you become to sympathize with him
Jun 09, 2013 Siranush rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was ammazing. I cannot say that I was enjoying because the book started with the scene of describing dead soldiers: and it was about war.
Read and think about life. After this book it's impossible to not think about life and what you have now. Now I understand and worth more each second of my life and what do I have right now.
Nadezhda Rasheva
Превъзходна!!! Болезнено реалистична, покъртителна на моменти и много истинска. Тази книга ме накара да изпитам неистово желание да прочета всичко, написано от Ремарк. Изключителен стил на писане, интересна фабула и трогателни в своята обреченост съдби. Истински шедьовър!
Jan 14, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has been a long time since I have read such an emotional book. Starting off was difficult and required two attempts before my interest was truly and totally absorbed by this author. His use of words and description of places and events just draw you deeply into the personalities and the times of WW2, from the German aspect which is quite revealing as we only normally hear about these events from the Canadian/American side. In the final human analysis, not the political, we find that we are al ...more
Lana Demina
Jul 14, 2015 Lana Demina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first aquaintance with the works of Remarque. What can I say... This novel is perfect!

Remarque doesn't take sides. He tells you a story. He tells it simply and honestly. Not important in what country you was born and what side you took - war is the same everywhere, it's always awfull and meaningless.

The style of narration captivated me, it is so easy and clear! And the dialogs are brilliant! It is such a plesure to read them!

Remarque shows us, that there is no bad nations - only bad people.
Jun 18, 2014 Vaas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1944 год, немецкие войска отступают изРоссии. ребер получает трёхнедельный отпуск. Он отправляется к родителям в Верден, однако прибыв домой, узнаёт, что город регулярно подвергается сильным бомбардировкам. Здания на улице, где жили его родители, превращены в руины, из развалин извлекают раздавленных жителей. Жертвами бомбардировок стали несколько тысяч человек. Занимаясь поисками родителей, Гребер встречает 20-летнюю Элизабет Крузе, которую помнил ещё девочкой. Отец Элизабет находится в концлаг ...more
Jul 18, 2015 Andrei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"There's no such thing as a "bad book" when it comes from Remarque" - is my constant recommendation, when someone asks me is it worth start reading it.
This book is a conglomerate of his earlier warfare novels (All quiet on the western front) and his later, much sentimental and bohemian writings (Heaven has no favorites, L`arch de triomphe). As an antiwar hero, he depicts the war which we always tend to forget, putting the realities and the reason in every human being, fighting on the both sides
Rebecca Knight
I remember the thing I loved most about this book was discussing it with Dad. He wasn't big on novels, but he thought this one was ok, because it was about a German soldier on leave from the Soviet front. :) One of the best scenes we discussed was the one where the main character is on the train ride away from the front, and all the soldiers are talking about what they are really fighting for. Trying to make sense of the racial purity policies, trying to understand who is an ally and who is real ...more
May 06, 2014 Mihnea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Der Tod roch anders in Russland als in Afrika.

Zeit zu leben und Zeit zu sterben handelt vom psychologischen Drama Ernst Graebers, einem deutschen Soldaten der auf Fronturlaub im Zweiten Weltkrieg seine zerbombte Heimatstadt besucht.

In seiner Liebe zu Elisabeth findet er zwar etwas Ablenkung vom Tod und Zerstörung, kann aber die Frage seiner Mitschuld zum Kriege und Verbrechen nicht loslassen. Deswegen empfiehlt ihm Pohlmann, einer seiner alten Lehrer, in das Gute im Menschen zu glauben, was aber
Lenka Řízek
Apr 26, 2013 Lenka Řízek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
speechless witness of what is good and much can a human bear
Jul 26, 2014 Ceruleancat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
People complained that this book is pretty much Remarque's formula for depressing reads. Sure it is, but hey, some of us love Remarque because angst and bittersweet romance is what we're going to get! The novel starts off in Russia, with a ghastly description of the front lines, and moves back through the wasteland of the narrator's hometown, as he tries to find his family, and experiences microcosms of both the soldier and the civilian trying to simply survive in the latter days of a war they w ...more
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