Erich Maria Remarque


Born
in Osnabrück, Germany
June 22, 1898

Died
September 25, 1970

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Erich Maria Remarque (pen name of Erich Paul Remark) 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

3.96 avg rating — 332,392 ratings — published 1929 — 447 editions
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Three Comrades

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Arch of Triumph: A Novel of...

4.41 avg rating — 17,190 ratings — published 1945 — 48 editions
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The Black Obelisk

4.36 avg rating — 9,039 ratings — published 1956 — 77 editions
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The Night in Lisbon

4.25 avg rating — 10,734 ratings — published 1962 — 110 editions
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A Time to Love and a Time t...

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4.39 avg rating — 8,156 ratings — published 1954 — 97 editions
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Heaven Has No Favorites

4.23 avg rating — 7,611 ratings — published 1961 — 76 editions
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The Road Back

4.32 avg rating — 4,186 ratings — published 1931 — 75 editions
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Spark of Life: A Novel of R...

4.48 avg rating — 3,484 ratings — published 1952 — 61 editions
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Shadows in Paradise

4.15 avg rating — 3,233 ratings — published 1971 — 56 editions
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More books by Erich Maria Remarque…
“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

“It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Three Comrades

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