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ليلة لشبونة

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  11,174 ratings  ·  659 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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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 ...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..
Claudia
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war
I had forgotten how wonderful EMR’s writing is. His stories are truly heartbreaking but so beautiful.
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
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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
Jaela
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
Shankar
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anthony Nesbitt
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remarque channels his inner Eric Ambler. No bad thing.
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
Rick Slane
Tale of a couple of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany at the outbreak of World War II.
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
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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
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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.
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.
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: history, adventure
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
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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
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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
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.
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 ...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.
Marina
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story of great love and devotion....on the same time showing how different people value what they have....a night worth a life....a love worth a life
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
Keith
Good historical fiction about refugees from Nazis in early WW II Europe. It's a love story too. Told in flashback in Lisbon, Portugal, to another refugee trying to get to America.
Kamil
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Man is endowed by the mercy of suicide, as he does not have to stay in this world alone - this mercy is an equilibration, given to him for being capable of tremendous love."

When I wrote this review, the immigrant question was a heavy discussed topic; The Night in Lisbon, just like "Flotsam" and many others by Remarque, focuses upon just that, only in the times of WW2. And what a pivotal book it is for today's perception of migration.

The Night in Lisbon is one of Remarque's last novels, after
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Tim
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gripping thriller and an intense love-story, Remarque uses deft storytelling to absorb you into the world of refugees escaping Nazi Germany, while probing your mind with razor sharp observations on the meaning of existence, of memories and reality. Do people continue to exist after you've stopped thinking about them? If their memory fades are they gone forever? Schwarz loses his wife to cancer, but strives to preserve her memory, her story, by telling it to a complete stranger he meets on the ...more
Akvile
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading the first 100 pages was somehow hard, but 4hour flight really helped me to fall in-love with the book. Beautiful and heartbreaking story about the life modern day people can not even imagine.
metaphor
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
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Kristina
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author demonstrates once again his unquestionable craftsmanship when it comes to manipulating language. The novel, set in Europe during the tumultuous times of WWII, narrates a gripping love story which begs to be read. The Night in Lisbon offers everything the reader may be looking for - suspense, mystery, intrigue, romance, engaging plot, well-built characters. This is a novel with terrific insight into the times in which it takes place and the capacity for love to prevail and endure ...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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“غريبٌ حقاً أمرنا , نختار طرقاً ملتوية كي لا نظهر حقيقة مشاعرنا” 50 likes
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