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

3.98 avg rating — 357,324 ratings — published 1929 — 477 editions
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Three Comrades

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Arch of Triumph: A Novel of...

4.41 avg rating — 19,306 ratings — published 1945 — 161 editions
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The Black Obelisk

4.37 avg rating — 10,315 ratings — published 1956 — 92 editions
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The Night in Lisbon

4.27 avg rating — 12,554 ratings — published 1962 — 132 editions
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A Time to Love and a Time t...

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4.40 avg rating — 9,258 ratings — published 1954 — 114 editions
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Heaven Has No Favorites

4.24 avg rating — 8,825 ratings — published 1961 — 94 editions
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The Road Back

4.33 avg rating — 4,813 ratings — published 1931 — 87 editions
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Spark of Life: A Novel of R...

4.50 avg rating — 3,948 ratings — published 1952 — 75 editions
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Shadows in Paradise

4.15 avg rating — 3,648 ratings — published 1971 — 69 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. ”
Erich Maria Remarque

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May 2018 Revisit the Shelf

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855, 521 pages, Group Read: 2012
 
  101 votes, 27.8%

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 1860, 505 pages, Group Read: 2014
 
  94 votes, 25.9%

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, 1929, 296 pages, Group Read: 2015
 
  79 votes, 21.8%

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn byBetty Smith, 1943, 496 pages, Group Read: 2013, 2012
 
  63 votes, 17.4%

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Group Read: 2012
 
  26 votes, 7.2%

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