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Three Comrades

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THREE COMRADES

The year is 1928. On the outskirts of a large German city, three young men are earning a thin and precarious living. Fully armed young storm troopers swagger in the streets. Restlessness, poverty, and violence are everywhere. For these three, friendship is the only refuge from the chaos around them. Then the youngest of them falls in love, and brings into the
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Published January 27th 1998 by Random House Trade Paperbacks (first published 1936)
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Adolgushin
Oct 07, 2012 Adolgushin rated it it was amazing
Краткое содержание любой книги Ремарка (и похоже Хэмингуэя тоже):

Я проснулся и выпил немного рому. Рана жутко болела, поэтому я выписался из больницы и погулял по городу. Денег не было, поэтому я купил пальто и пошел в кафе "Интернациональ". Там я поел и выпил рому. Погода в горах была паршивая, так что я выпил рому и вспомнил как на войне снаряд убил Петруцци и Лебовского. "Чёртова война!" -- подумал я и сел на поезд, прихватив в дорогу бутылочку рому. Приехав, я снял комнату в отеле. "Чёрт, з
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Jonfaith
Aug 26, 2014 Jonfaith rated it liked it
With blinded eyes I stared at the sky, this grey, endless sky of a crazy god, who made life and death for his amusement.

I think my grandmother would've liked Three Comrades. She may have read it. She passed in 2003 and I often miss her. The ranks of my rogues gallery of family contained only one reader and Stella Short was that and certainly something else. I'd like to think she died with a book in her lap.

Three Comrades is a melodrama about survivors of the Great War discovering the extent of
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Omiana
Очень яркий и проникновенный роман о любви. Действие разворачивается в Германии 30-х гг., со всеми ее "прелестями" в виде тяжелого экономического кризиса и всеобщего упадка настроений, дикой инфляции, растущей безработицы и общего ощущения какой-то безнадежности, когда будущее кажется абсолютно беспросветным. Хотя даже и в такой обстановке есть место для любви, но для любви соответствующей обстоятельствам – надрывной, искренней, отчаянной, находящейся на грани жизни и смерти.
Читала книгу не отры
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Maria
Oct 13, 2011 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Хорошая книга. Я с ней опоздала. Точно знаю в какой именно временной отрезок эта книга, если бы я ее прочитала именно тогда, стала бы любимой на долгие годы. Точно знаю на каких страницах я бы плакала. Знаю, кто стал бы любимым героем. Сейчас я читала ее, как патологоанатом делает вскрытие, бесстрастно препарируя- вот грустный момент, вот смешная шутка.
Очень жаль, книга действительно хороша, а Ремарк отличный писатель. А я по видимому, плохой читатель :)
Luís Blue Yorkie
As the film became more present in my memory than in the book, I will do my appreciation towards the film (which I scored more):


Based on the homonymous book by Erich Maria Remarque, German ex-soldier who after World War I was dedicated to literature, the film is released in 1938, only two years after the publication of the novel, and already in the eve of the new conflict.

In the 1938 film, directed by Frank Borzage, the story focuses on the lives of three soldiers in the immediate period that ma
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Deanna L
Apr 30, 2012 Deanna L rated it it was amazing
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Read this book twice and would read it over and over again. Definitely a staple in my library. I have the Russian edition, I am not sure how the english one reads but it is an absolutely amazing read that touches on so many topics so many of us can relate to.. the lost generation, the destruction brought about by the war and the dispersed populace living or scrambling to make a living in many countries. that shamed german diaspora that's not really german in a sense that they did not support nas ...more
Rifat Sanjida
Dec 06, 2015 Rifat Sanjida rated it it was amazing
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পরথম বিশবযুদধের তিন পোড়খাওয়া সৈনিকের গলপ থরি কমরেডস। রবারট, গোটফরীড আর ওটো। ওদের সঙগী হিসেবে আছে আরো একজন-- কারল, দয রোড সপুক। আপাতঃ লককড়ঝককর চেহারার তাগড়াই এক রেসিংকার। কারলকে নিয়ে রাসতায় রেস দিতে গিয়েই ওদের সঙগে পরিচয় হয় পযাটরিসিয়া হফমযানের।
তারপর?

''নিঃসঙগতায়, নিরজনতায় কেটেছে আমার নিরাননদ জীবন, কত ভয়ঙকর দিন গেছে, কত গভীর গোপন কথা লুকানো আছে আমার হৃদয়ে, আমার অবযবহৃত নষট জীবনের টুকরো ছিননাংশ অপচয় করেছি কত নোংরা, পঙকিল ঘটনায়, উদদযেশযহীনতার ভেতরে খুঁজতে চেয়েছি বেঁচে থাকার অরথ।''

কখন, কীসের টানে মান
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Ilona
Feb 01, 2013 Ilona rated it it was amazing
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"Es ist besser, zu sterben, wenn man noch leben möchte, als zu sterben und man möchte auch sterben." (it's better to die while you still want to live, than to die and want to die)

The novel is called Three Comrades but there were actually 4 of them - Robert Lohkamp, Otto Köster, Gottfried Lenz and Patrice Hollmann whom they meet in the very beginning of the novel and who became an essential part of it. And there were also other people who weren't formally "comrades" but they could be called so

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Rizwan
This novel is the 2nd Greatest book I've read, 2nd only to another Remarque classic, All Quiet On the Western Front. I like to think of myself as the full-blooded manliest man there is (its true), but I don't feel even an ounce of shame to admit that this is the very first time I cried while reading a book, and every time i re-read it (I almost memorized the whole novel after reading countless times), it never fails to bring a drop of tear on my eye. This is the BEST DAMN Romantic Story/Friend-c ...more
Elizabethbeth
Apr 26, 2016 Elizabethbeth rated it really liked it

Определённо, мне понравился язык написания и те эмоции, которые пробуждает произведение. Нельзя также не заметить, что вся книга - сплошная цитата из сопливых пабликов, но это только огромный плюс Товарищей.
О сюжете говорить сложно так как, насколько мне известно, все творения Ремарка и Хемингуэя можно описать как "Я выпил рому и встретил знакомого, а потом он умер и я решил выпить ещё рому". Только в данном случае прибавляется тематика любви, причём особенной любви, не той, которая с первого в
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Stella
Aug 18, 2009 Stella rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by one of my best guy friends, as his favourite book. It was my first novel from remarque, but since I have read amny, and this still remains my favourite. I don't understand why Arch of Triumph is the more praised or famous, when Three Comrades is so pure, maybe that isn't the word, the truths and facts of life he tells us about are gripping in his simple presentation.

I love war novels, and this one is one of the best ones I have read, what I particularly love ab
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Sara Ali Owaisheer
May 23, 2015 Sara Ali Owaisheer rated it it was amazing
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ثلاثة رفاق

من روائع الروايات المترجمة التي قرأتها ..
عندما يكون غموض الكاتب دافعا لنا لإكمال القراءة واكتشاف الأبطال وكأننا نغوص في تفاصيلهم ..

تعايشت مع الأبطال مواجع الموت و الفراق المؤلمة ..

تلك المواقف التي نرقبها على أمل العودة ..
والتضحيات من أجل الاحبة ..
Gr8grendel
Feb 23, 2008 Gr8grendel rated it it was amazing
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Daniel Villines
Apr 20, 2013 Daniel Villines rated it liked it
Great books of great length always seem to fulfill their destiny at the end. There is a journey to be had and a certain number of pages is required to complete the adventure. Sometimes that number is small and sometimes that number seems to be insurmountable, but at the end, if the book is great, that number seems perfect.

Thee Comrades simply attempts to be too many things. It attempts to define a type of friendship that is forged out of horrific experiences, it attempts to describe the struggle
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Eva
Nov 22, 2008 Eva rated it liked it
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Zoya Cheboksarova
Jan 13, 2014 Zoya Cheboksarova rated it it was amazing
Самая проникновенная история о дружбе, любви и верности ...
Говорят нет повести печальнее на свете чем повесть о Ромео и Джульете ... я говорю нет повести прекраснее на свете чем повесть о Робби и Пат ... это такая Любовь которой не возможно не восхищаться, это такая Любовь которой не возможно не верить, это такая Любовь которой не возможно не завидовать, это такая Любовь которую не возможно не любить ...
Но роман Три Товарища не только о любви он еще и о Дружбе. Такой Дружбе что даже смерть не в
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Stacy
Oct 07, 2010 Stacy rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, lv
There definitely are people who are fans of Remarque, but suppose that even they can admit the similarity of all his works.
Just after getting presented to all characters it was quite clear what kind of the end the book will have.
It is clearly Remarque's style, books you will find very interesting when you are a little bit depressed and maybe desperate yourself.
As for me - for some time Remarque is closed theme for me, maybe after a while (at least some years) I will return to him to look on h
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Anna
Apr 05, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: german, classic, remarque
"Нежность, в которой растворялось желание"


Эта книга ознаменовала мое знакомство с творчеством Ремарка. И скажу просто, до этого момента я действительно и не подозревала, что обычная книга может настолько тронуть, настолько зацепить и настолько вывернуть душу своим повествованием.

Для меня "Три товарища" - это символ. Чистой любви и крепкой дружбы. Символ жизни.
Julia
Apr 03, 2013 Julia rated it it was amazing
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10/10
Well, I have to start by saying that most chances are I didn't fully understand the ideas the book talked about when I first read it. I couldn't. I was 12 at the time, and let's be honest what do 12 years old know about Nazism, freedom, or death. I guess not much. However, while I couldn't fully grasp the more adult motives of the book, I could still understand the more deep and pure ones such as friendship, honesty and "right or wrong". And I really liked it. There was something about the
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Ieva Langovska
Mar 29, 2012 Ieva Langovska rated it it was amazing
Es lasīju Ē. M. Remarka romānu "Trīs draugi". Tajā aprakstīts par trīs draugiem - Robertu, Oto un Gotfrīdu un viņu apbrīnojami spēcīgo draudzību un dzīvēm. Visi trīs draugi aizrāvās ar automašīnām. Roberts iepazinās ar Patrīciju un iemīlējās viņā. Patrīcija bija ļoti slima, bet skaista un trausla sieviete, kura kļuva ne tikai par Roberta mīļoto, bet arī par draugu pārējiem puišiem. Bet drīz visam pienāk gals - Gotfrīdu nogalināja, bet Patrīcija nomira savas slimības dēļ sanatorijā, kurā ārstējā ...more
Zuza
Jan 20, 2016 Zuza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,,Tu však jsem náhle viděl, že mohu pro druhého něco znamenat už jenom tím, že tu jsem, a že ten druhý je šťastný, protože jsem u něho. Když se to takhle řekne, zní to velmi prostě, ale když pak o tom člověk přemýšlí, je to obrovská věc, která vůbec nemá konce. Je to něco, co člověka může úplně roztrhat a změnit. Je to láska, a přece něco jiného. Něco, pro co lze žít. Pro lásku člověk žít nemůže. Ale pro člověka jistě.
Chtěl jsem něco říci, ale nemohl jsem. Těžko hledá člověk slova, má-li opravdu
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Eliza Beth
Aug 21, 2015 Eliza Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"თავმდაბლობა და კეთილსინდისიერება მარტო რომანებშია დაფასებული. ცხოვრებაში კი ასეთ ადამიანებს გამოიყენებენ და მერე სადმე მიაგდებენ."


"ცხოვრებაში მარტოოდენ რეგვენი იმარჯვებს, ჭკვიანი კი მეტისმეტად დიდ წინააღმდეგობას ხედავს და რწმენას კარგავს ისე, რომ ვერაფრის დაწყებას ვერ ასწრებს."


"ადამიანის სიცოცხლე მეტად ხანგრძლივია ერთი სიყვარულისთვის. სიყვარული მშვენიერი რამ არის, მაგრამ ორთაგან ერთ-ერთი ყოველთვის მოიწყენს ხოლმე. მეორეს კი აღარაფერი დარჩენია, გაშეშდება და რაღაცას ელოდება... ელოდება გაოგნებული."
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Tania Lukinyuk
Aug 03, 2015 Tania Lukinyuk rated it it was amazing
Моё знакомство с Ремарком началось в юности с «Триумфальной арки». Знакомство прошло достаточно неудачно для того, чтобы на этом оно прекратились на долгие года.
Но тут как-то совершенно неожиданно, как это бывает со всеми великими событиями, в моей библиотеке случились «Три товарища». И Ремарк для меня приобрел совершенно новое звучание. Я забыла это потрясающее чувство, когда зачитываешься классикой. Прекрасный юмор Ремарка, обманчивая воздушность отношений, узорчатость сюжета полностью пленяю
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Frensi Caka
Aug 25, 2012 Frensi Caka rated it it was amazing
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This is the first book I've read of Remarque. I loved it and i want to read it over and over again. This was the first book that showed me of the real life and made me to think more about life's meaning and importance. To all the ones that want a great book with a story which contains emotions of adventure, joy, romance and sadness, you should read this book and you'll know what i mean.
Marisha
Feb 17, 2010 Marisha rated it it was amazing
My favourite book! so fascinating, wonderful n interesting to read! while reading u feel that you are there with the characters, even living their lives. Remarque wrote in a beautiful language, he made me feel real feelings! at the end of the book i even cried. There are still such strong emotions inside me! it's the book that is read at one breath. wanna read it again n again!
Darius
Apr 03, 2013 Darius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was the story about people and their friendship, which is the only thing left for them. Without it life has no meaning. The author provides reader with many insights and quotes, one of my favourite is "until one surrenders, he is stronger than his destiny. " In my opinion, this quote is the main thought of the whole book.
Fil
Dec 09, 2014 Fil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The best novel I have ever read. Better than my previous favorites, which include 'All Quiet on the Western Front', 'L'Homme qui Rit', 'Moby-Dick' and 'Oblomov', all heavy hitters, all classics but this one blew them all out of the water.

I have friends like Robby does, lost friends like he did. I love the way he does and, happily, did not lose that love yet. Friendship, love, human misery, hardships and loss. Everything and anything that is inherent in life is in here.

This book is life!
আকাশ আব্দুল্লাহ
One of the best book I have ever read. It's impossible to describe the feelings when i had finished the book.

This book is absolutely beyond any rating.
Ineta
Feb 04, 2010 Ineta rated it it was amazing
Read this book some 10 years ago but as far as I remember I cried my heart out!
Kashfia Nehrin
May 20, 2013 Kashfia Nehrin rated it it was amazing
a book which tells the story of life. Here nothing was exaggerated , Remarque designed the way of the plot where he could tell the story in a random approach. Expressions, emotions, philosophy , the projection of reality all are present. the dialogues were so strong enough that reader could never find the time of pursuit it out. Remarque gave the opportunity to have the taste in a way that it seemed total unpredictable to the reader about the turnings , meanwhile Remarque is successful one as th ...more
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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
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