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ليلة لشبونة

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  13,377 ratings  ·  803 reviews
ليلة لشبونة تلخص بكثافة إنسانية الإيقاع المأساوي الذي تركته النازية، على حياة الناس.
رواية تدور في ليلة واحدة، لكن الأحداث تمتد لتروي حكايات المهاجرين الألمان الهاربين من القبضة الفاشية. يعود ريمارك في هذه الرواية لتناول موضوع قدره المشؤوم.

فهذا الكتاب، هو أكثر كتب ريمارك تأثيراً في النفس الإنسانية، وذلك بحكم قربه من الواقع. رواية متميزة تسرد، على الرغم من غرابة ظروفها، قصة
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Paperback, 2nd Edition, 320 pages
Published March 15th 2015 by دار أثر (first published 1962)
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Vit Babenco
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hope against hope… The Night in Lisbon is a book of running away… It is a story of running scared…
Though I had been in Lisbon for a week, I hadn’t yet got used to its carefree illumination. In the countries I had come from, the cities at night were black as coal mines, and a lantern in the darkness was more to be feared than the plague in the Middle Ages.

The great tragedy of great love and great loss – and turning melodramatic Erich Maria Remarque makes the tale even more tragic and sadder…
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Lee Klein
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nazis, refugees, love worth risking it all for, fatal diseases, intense moments of sudden violence, mystical reflection, lyrical description, insight into the nature of humanity in general and humanity alternately debased and elevated by the pressure of war. As with All Quiet on the Western Front, I finished this and said something like whoa, great book, how the hell hadn't I heard of this guy before -- like Zwieg, he sold a million copies before WWII and then had his books banned. Really access ...more
Bleak
Sep 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just because I had spent such a great time in Lisbon 2 years ago, I decided that this book was gonna be amazing. I loved Lisbon, I loved the atmosphere there. I knew I should read it. Immediately! I hadn't read anything by Remarque by that time and I didn't really know what it would be like. It wasn't what I expected. Frankly, it was something much more interesting! I'm glad I found it and that's how it started. Remarque, Remarque, Remarque.. ...more
Greg Brozeit
This is arguably the most suspenseful of Remarque's novels. It is the last work published before Remarque's death, the third that focuses on the lives of exiles from the Third Reich (after Liebe Deinen Nächsten [Flotsam] and Arc de Triomphe).

The entire novel is set on one night in Lisbon, where the most "fortunate" of exiles who could get that far were able to obtain passage on ships departing for the United States. A man with two tickets on a boat that will soon depart meets another who despera
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Claudia
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had forgotten how wonderful EMR’s writing is. His stories are truly heartbreaking but so beautiful.
Steve
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I'm a fan. Remarque is of course best known for his great anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front. But he was in no way a one-hit wonder. He remained a significant popular (and to my mind, literary) novelist throughout his life. He was also a fierce anti-fascist. The Nazis hated him, so much so that they would execute (behead) his sister, Elfriede Scholz, in 1943, in part because they couldn't get him. Oh, his sister was also opponent of the regime, but her famous brother was on their mind ...more
Edita
Don't we always lose what we think we have hold of? Do we lose it because it moves? And does it stand still only when it's gone and can no longer change? Is it only then that it really belongs to us?
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Strange how complicated we can make things just to avoid showing what we feel!
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I didn't answer. I hadn't been either, but I knew that I must never admit it. Now least of all. We were both absolutely open and defenseless. If we should ever live together, we could always go back to this moment in a no
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Teodora
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing novel! I think this is my first book by Remarque and I'm in love with him.
I'm part of the 1992 generation. The history taught in my school years was fairly poor and completely unappealing to teenagers, in general. I had absolutely no interest in the dynamics of war and I didn't care about the reasons behind any irrational decision of those insane leaders, at that time.

But this story right here, even though technically fiction (and a romantic novel) has taught me more about t
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ȷαεlα
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to highlight some of the quotes in this book, but then I would have to highlight every page, since there are beautiful expressions in every single paragraph.
I had forgotten how amazing this author’s writing is. So poetic! This book is a masterpiece. A classic nonetheless.
5+ stars
Nastya
Oct 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This book has a strong cinematic feel. Sometimes it was like reading a screenplay. but it had quite a few great memorable scenes. And of course it is a love story first and foremost. For lovers of Casablanca and Paweł Pawlikowski's Cold war. ...more
Charles Vella
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erich Remarque writes about good people in terrible times. Unfortunately, Europe between the World Wars provided him with plenty of material. Everyone has heard about All Quiet on the Western Front, which is about young men on the front lines of World War I. If you haven't read it you certainly should. I've also read Three Comrades and The Road Back, which are about soldiers trying to readjust in Germany after the war. The Night in Lisbon takes place a few years later, when the Nazis are running ...more
Mike Coleman
Donald Trump should read this book. A story of Jewish refugees from Germany seeking safe haven in Gestapo-overrun Europe before WWII, it's all about papers, papers, papers. If you don't have them, your life is worthless and you'll be shipped back where you came from, to face certain death.

Remarque wrote the book some 30 years after his classic All Quiet on the Western Front was published, and it flounders a bit at the beginning, but once I became accustomed to its style--it's basically a monolo
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Shankar
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Justinas Rastenis
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read quite a few books of Remarque and this particular was one of the best for me. It is a great and a tragic love story which had something eternal in itself, something bigger than the lovers themselves. The book might seem as a standard love story from reviews but it is quit subtle and extraordinary story very closely related to the historical catastrophes and ideologies of that time. It was a compelling read. Totally worth of your time.
Rick Slane
Tale of a couple of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany at the outbreak of World War II.
Thomas
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazingly good book. A definite page turner.
Larry
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: portugal
I had only ever read All Quiet on the Western Front, twice in translation, once in the original German. It wasn't until I read The Night in Lisbon (in translation, as my German has deteriorated from disuse) that I understood what a truly great author Remarque was.

A simple premise: two German refugees meet by chance in wartime Lisbon. One offers the other his boat tickets to America if he'll spend one night listening to his benefactor's story of exile throughout Europe. He tells a compelling stor
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Lora Grigorova
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Night in Lisbon: http://readwithstyle.wordpress.com/20...

Where do memories live? What happens to them after we die? Do they continue floating as little pieces of our soul or are they buried along with our body under the ground? What does one do if he has lost everything but wants his story to live even beyond his life? He shares. The Night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque is a novel about sharing. Sharing at the edge of death, at the peak of WWII, at a moment when you just want to feel the
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Greg
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, history
A fantastic book--gripping drama, a superb love story, a tight narrative, and all the harrowing escapes and cat-and-mouse mystery you could ask for.

Remarque, best known for the seminal World War I novel All Quiet on the Western Front (read it if you haven't) turns his narrative powers loose on the pre-war tension of 1939 and 1940 (in Europe-China and Japan were already at war) and the travails of refugees escaping the Nazis.

It's all very topical, given the bureaucratic nightmares modern immigran
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Nikolay Genchev
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Left me speechless. Beautiful and poetic use of language by Remarque. I never thought the German language could be so romantic until I saw how Remarque plays with imagery and makes you feel as if you're the one who's constantly running for his life. The conversations between Schwarz and Helen were some of the most heartfelt I've ever read and their entire story just has the power to make a grown man tear up. Haven't felt this anxious while reading a book in a long time and then the thing with He ...more
Karen
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel-the-world
I'm not really sure how to review this book. It has some elements of Stefan Zweig and Georges Simenon (The Train). The story takes place during the summer before September 1939. Lisbon becomes the portal to freedom in America, as long as the ships keep sailing. An unnamed character becomes the sounding board for Schwartz (the name on his papers, not his real name). Schwartz tells his story, from the time of his incarceration in the concentration camp, to the day we meet him in Lisbon. ...more
Kirila
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am always captivated by Remarque's stories about World War II. Historical background combined with human stories about love and survival, brilliantly written. What more can you want? The Night in Lisbon is about a German jew, who struggles between his instinct for survival and the love for his wife. ...more
Jaccalyn
Feb 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books that is a hidden treasure...I had never heard of it before and picked it up at my local library on the for sale rack for 50 cents...i finished it in 3 days...i completely enjoyed it....a true love story, but one that does not have a happy ending.
Philip
This was one of Remarque's final books, published in 1962 a full 33 years after his most famous work, All Quiet on the Western Front. Unlike Quiet, it is not truly a war story but more a just-before-the-war story, telling the tales of several "good Germans" (and probable Jews, although he never specifically says) trying to escape first Germany and then Europe altogether as the Nazi poison spread across the continent.

Unfortunately, I found the book just too "European" for me - too much sitting ar
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Arsen Zahray
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is definitely a worthwhile read, with nice and realistic characters.

While reading it my main thought was not plot related, but this: 1) lots of people died because of visa policies of various countries, which is good for nothing but making lives of people difficult 2) if something like this would happen today, main characters wouldn't have a chance, with all the biometric passports etc etc. And don't get started about "this time is different". There's a book with that name, and the ans
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Sabina Latifova
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"This is the most terrible night in my life", he said slowly. "I want to remember it as the happiest. Shouldn't memory be able to do that? It must. A miracle is never perfect when it happens; there are always little disappointments. But once it's gone for good and nothing can change it, memory could make it perfect, and then it would never change. If I can just call it to life now, won't it always stay the same? Won't it stay with me as long as I live?"

It became my favorite book <3
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Lyubomira Petrova
A great book by a great author. I am deeply in love with the way Remarque describes human relationship and feelings. Touching and inspiring.
Jon
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part meditation on the refugee experience, part love story, part wartime thriller. For me, this novel works like a sequel to Remarque's gripping pre-war thriller, Arch of Triumph. The Night in Lisbon is a conversational novel between two stranded German exiles whose themes are defeat, betrayal and survival. Remarque wrote the great - possibly the greatest - anti-war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. Published in 1928, it was an instant best seller in Germany and worldwide. The Nazis, of cou ...more
Xheneta
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A REMARKABLE story showing how immigrants life is;one day here and the next there,finding a place to hide,afraid to walk the streets,living the fear of being caught and living with fake identity,which was passed from an immigrant to another.
And of course,a story of a couple who tried with all their beings to live life together through whatever life threw at them.
Ana Utkina
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
ode to eternal love. Simple language, simple story, which can describe everyone's life: they loved each other and then died ...more
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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
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