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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque A.W. Wheen All Quiet on the Western Front This is the testament of Paul B umer who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I These young men become enthusiastic soldiers but their world of duty culture and progress bre

  • Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Author: Erich Maria Remarque A.W. Wheen
  • ISBN: 9780449213940
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • All Quiet on the Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque A.W. Wheen This is the testament of Paul B umer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I These young men become enthusiastic soldiers, but their world of duty, culture, and progress breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow to fight against the hatred that meaninglessly piThis is the testament of Paul B umer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I These young men become enthusiastic soldiers, but their world of duty, culture, and progress breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow to fight against the hatred that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another if only he can come out of the war alive.
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    1. Daniel on said:

      I don t know why it took me so long to get to All Quiet on the Western Front, but I m glad I finally read it and am grateful to my friend Rose for recommending it The book, first published in the late 1920s, is an absolutely heartbreaking, wonderfully written novel about the permanent damage done to those who fight in wars Few anti war novels written since have matched Erich Maria Remarque s unsettling book, and I doubt any have surpassed it.Given how famous All Quiet is, there s little need for [...]

    2. Warwick on said:

      Man, I need a break I ve been reading about the First World War solidly since December and I ve had enough now There s only so many times you can go through the same shit, whether they re English, French, German, Russian oh look, another group of pals from school, eagerly jogging down to the war office to sign up Brilliant Now it s just a matter of guessing which horrible death will be assigned to them shrapnel to the stomach, bleeding to death in no man s land, drowning in mud, succumbing to dy [...]

    3. Maureen on said:

      There are already thousands of reviews for this deeply moving and heartbreaking book here on , and I don t know that I could add anything new It simply broke my heart However I do feel really strongly that I should describe the vivid imagery that I m left with Bright red poppies in bloodied fields Where death stalked its victims It cared not for age, creed, or nationality What would they have achieved in life, These young men, with so much yet to experience, So many dreams to fulfilIf duty hadn [...]

    4. Lyn on said:

      The greatest war novel Maybe.This was one of the first books that made me think that even though I wanted to be a writer someday, maybe I did not have what it takes This was a sharp, swift kick in the gut a none too subtle reminder that there are somber, very real and poignant moments captured in literature that escape petty categorization and cynicism, there are real moments that cannot be trivialized and placed on a genre specific bookshelf Powerful.

    5. Duane on said:

      It has to be the defining novel of World War I, told from the point of view of a German soldier fighting in the trenches of France This is not a novel of romance, intrigue, and adventure it is a stark and frightingly realistic description of what it must have been like trying to survive from one day to the next, and almost always failing Difficult and disturbing to read, it nevertheless is a narrative of how war is horrible, and hopefully why the telling of it may help deter future wars.

    6. Lisa on said:

      I was finishing a phase of reading and teaching facets of the First World War, and it would not be complete without this fictitious, but realistic portrait of a soldier s life in the trenches on the Western frontI was reading excerpts from All Quiet On The Western Front in class, with students staring at me, some of them understanding for the first time what it really meant to be a soldier in the trenches, sent out to die under the banner of nationalism which was an entirely positive word back t [...]

    7. Diane on said:

      Five heartbreaking stars for this classic novel about World War I I first read All Quiet on the Western Front my freshman year of college, thanks to Dr K s humanities course During this re read, I paused not only in appreciation of what soldiers and their families suffer during war, but also for all the great teachers who spend their days trying to inspire students to have Perspective and Big Ideas and to Think Critically I remember how meaningful it was to read this book when I was 19, and it h [...]

    8. Ted on said:

      all the memories that come are always completely calm They are soundless apparitions that speak to me, with looks and gestures silently, without any word They are quiet in this way because quietness is so unattainable for us now Their stillness is the reason why these memories of former times do not awaken desire so much as sorrow a vast, inapprehensible melancholy Once we had such desires but they return not They are past, they belong to another world that is gone from us.4 Remarque in the WarI [...]

    9. Kemper on said:

      My copy of this was a paperback that I had picked up somewhere in my high school years It was printed in the 50s and cost 60 cents per the cover price The pages were yellowed and an old dog of mine dead 20 years now chewed on a corner of it at one point, and his teeth marks are still on it But I held onto that copy over the years through multiple changes of residence and numerous paperback dumps to used book stores and library donations When I was trying to organize some of my stuff packed away [...]

    10. Chrissie on said:

      I am silent What can I say Here I have been, for the last year or two, searching for books on WW1 I have read fiction and non fiction and biographies This thin little book has of an impact than any other I have read.This is a book to be read many times Not only is it profound in message, but the author writes beautifully Can humor be incorporated into a book with such a serious message Yes, Remarque pulls this off too This thin book perfectly captures war in the trenches mustard gas being home [...]

    11. Martine on said:

      All Quiet on the Western Front or, to give it its German title, Nothing New in the West has been hailed as the best war novel ever, and it s easy to see why World War I is described in such vivid non glory in its pages that you are sucked into the story straight away and stay there for the next two hundred pages It is obvious that the author, Erich Maria Remarque, had first hand experience of the things he writes about the details are so right and authentic sounding that they couldn t possibly h [...]

    12. Jeff on said:

      Paul Baumer needs you to see things from his perspective Paul is a German soldier, posted on the Western Front during World War I Paul hangs out with his buddies and tries to keep things loose, but Paul can t rid himself from the stress of battle He goes home on leave and everything is tainted with war No matter what he does or who he s with, Paul s mind drifts toward the front Paul s world view has been changed in significant ways.On the front Paul is consumed with death Paul sees his small ban [...]

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    14. Nandakishore Varma on said:

      Oh my God I will never again hear the platitude that war is a deplorable necessity without throwing up Talk about books that get under your skin.Detailed review below During my teens, war for me was heroic It was the battleground of justice the Dharmakshetra Kurukshetra of the Mahabharata war where the good guys defeated the evil guys And in the thrillers which I read in those days Alistair MacLean, Jack Higgins et al the good guys were the British and Americans, the bad guys were the Germans, I [...]

    15. Emer on said:

      I am young, I am twenty years of age but I know nothing of life except despair, death, fear, and the combination of completely mindless superficiality with an abyss of suffering I see people being driven against one another, and silently, uncomprehendingly, foolishly, obediently and innocently killing one another I see the best brains in the world inventing weapons and words to make the whole process that much sophisticated and long lasting And watching this with me are all my contemporaries, h [...]

    16. Joey Woolfardis on said:

      This is the second book that I ve very nearly given five stars this year All Quiet on the Western Front is the story of one young man fresh out of school who is sent to the front line with his classmates and must survive the horrors of war I have a deep interest in the First World War in particular and I ve never read anything not even a poem that deals with war in such a way as this.It is unforgiving and unapologetic in it s truth The horrors of war are laid bare and every single thought that p [...]

    17. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      667 Im Westen nichts Neues A l ouest rien de novreau All Quiet on The Western Front In the West Nothing New, Erich Maria Remarque 1898 1970 All Quiet on the Western Front German Im Westen nichts Neues, lit In the West Nothing New is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I The book describes the German soldiers extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front 1972 130 [...]

    18. Perry on said:

      The Power of Words in Depicting WarBased on the real life war experiences of its author, this novel is the most vivid I ve read on the horrors of war It s certainly the best known book about the atrocities of trench warfare in World War I The novel struck me speechless by the end, stunning me most by the dichotomy of its fresh and immaculate prose against the bleakness and despair of the war s death and destruction, all in such a relatively short novel This combination of words, war and brevity [...]

    19. Dem on said:

      Yeah My first 5 star read of 2014 Excellent A mesmerizing and vivid account of war.I bought this novel as an audio book for 2.95 on Audible s daily deal and firstly I have to say the narrator was excellent but after a few pages I realized I just had to have the physical book as the writing was so beautiful I needed to have the book in my hand and re read some of the wonderfully constructed sentances.This is a story about Paul, a young German soldier who goes to war along with some of his comrade [...]

    20. Vit Babenco on said:

      They were young They were twenty year old The war has stolen their youth To me the front is a mysterious whirlpool Though I am in still water far away from its centre, I feel the whirl of the vortex sucking me slowly, irresistibly, inescapable into itself.From the earth, from the air, sustaining forces pour into us mostly from the earth To no man does the earth mean so much as to the soldier When he presses himself down upon her long and powerfully, when he buries his face and his limbs deep in [...]

    21. Diane S ☔ on said:

      This book is an extremely powerfully written book highlighting many of the horrors the men who fought in WWI experienced Telling it from the viewpoint of a young man, Paul, who we first meet as a student makes it personal for the reader They enlist with the bravado of the young, fighting for their country, a sense of adventure that once in the trenches they quickly lose.The nightmare that was trench warfare, seeing your friends killed and many times not sure where your next bit of food would co [...]

    22. Jonathan Ashleigh on said:

      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 This quote sums this book up best The main character is a modern soldier who fights in a war he considers senseless Read this book because it is short and if you like it read Johnny Got His Gun too.

    23. Kim on said:

      This is a novel I ve been meaning to read for years and I m not really sure what took me so long It may just have been that I ve never been much of a one for war literature In any event, I wish I d read it years ago Even though Remarque disavowed any political purpose in writing the work, it s the quintessential anti war novel The unspeakable horror of trench warfare, the fear, the boredom and the alienation are all unflinchingly described This is powerful stuff and while there are lighter momen [...]

    24. Paul on said:

      This book is short, but a must have read for those understanding the humanity of war While I cannot even imagine fighting deep in the trenches of WWI, braving shell shock and constant, brazen assaults on my front lines, I can sincerely identify with his feelings as a two tour veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.All military differences aside at least this guy knew what his enemy looked like , the deep feelings when you lose one of your own are still dead on even after all these years Along with t [...]

    25. Amy | shoutame on said:

      This is by far the best book I have read so far this year Absolutely breath taking This is a historical fiction set during World War I We follow the story of a small group of young boys who are taken from the classroom and drafted into the Germany army They go from sitting at their school desks to laying facedown in the mud on the frontline, attempting to avoid being killed As the story goes on each of these boys meets a tragic end, we see them through their training all the way up to their fina [...]

    26. 7jane on said:

      This is in need of a reread, but I already know it s good Read it the first time in my early teens before 13 I guess, roughly , mid to late 1980s I don t know if it was a class read or if I picked it from school to read on my own I do know that I liked it, though I probably didn t notice all the depths of course This is one or the only WWI books I read in my teens, the other war themed ones were mostly WWII era I m pretty sure I will like it well when I read it again.

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