So B. It eHim again and often foreverWhen Paul goes home on leave he finds that the life he once knew and loved no longer has the same meaning His books his case of butterflies and his piano no longer bring him the joy they once had He cannot speak of what he has seen he feels that those that have not been on the front and mired in the trenches can truly understand him He feels alone I was heartbroken when he cried out for his lost childhood Ah Mother Mother You still think I am a child why can I not put my head in your lap and weep Why have I always to be strong and self controlled I would like to weep and be comforted too indeed I am little than a child in the wardrobe still hang short boy s trousers it is such a little time ago why is it overI don t know if a bookxists that so ffectively conveys the meaninglessness of war If there is another I have yet to read it I suspect that Remarue had a marked influence on many authors writing about the topic since but I don t think this one can be
Beat In Its Simple Yet in its simple yet and well xpressed message There were moments of fleeting pleasures and true companionship that allowed me to intermittently rejoice along with Paul and dream of a future when the war would be nded But I also keenly felt his moments of hopelessness and despair I nodded my head when he recognized in the nemy a man much like himself His sense of humanity truly shined at these times Something as basic as the sharing of cigarettes with the Russian prisoners was very telling I take out my cigarettes break ach one in half and give them to the Russians They bow to me and then light the cigarettes Now red points glow in very face They
comfort me it looks as though there were little windows in me it looks as though there were little windows in village cottages saying that behind them are rooms full of peaceAh if only this book could be read Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice everywhere byveryone Perhaps then we could all see the reflection of ourselves our mothers our fathers our brothers and sisters and our lovers in the face of another human being Could we then avoid the devastation of war This book deserves a place on your bookshelf Grab a copy if you haven t already Mine is sitting on my all time favorites shelf I think it is of a kind of fever No one in particular wants it and then all at once there it is We didn t want the war the others say the same thing and yet half the world is in it all the same 667 From 1001 Books Im Westen nichts Neues A l ouest rien de novreau All uiet on The Western Front In the West Nothing New Erich Maria RemarueAll uiet on the Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarue a German veteran of World War I The book describes the German soldiers En plein coeur 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 1309 220 20 1346 324 1392 1385 254 1929 20071399 The greatest war novelMaybeThis was one of the first books that made me think thatven 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 scape petty categorization and cynicism there are real moments that cannot be trivialized and placed on a genre specific bookshelf Powerful 2018 This book as a war novel is cautionary No doubt there are those novels that glorify and ven romanticize battles and there are others whose goal it is to revel in those novels that glorify and Dance Real Slow even romanticize battles and there are others whose goal it is to revel in martialxperience Remarue though has crafted a simple story that focuses instead on the individual and how this ugly time affects his life In doing so Remarue declares the value of that individual life in all life and shines a discerning damning light on war They were young They were twenty year old The war has stolen their youthTo 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 irr. 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I was finishing a phase of 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 was reading xcerpts from All uiet On The Western Front in class with students staring at 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 ntirely positive word back then They had read the facts in their textbooks and also checked additional sources such as small parts of Churchill s brilliant The World Crisis 1911 1918 or the highly informative The First World War A Very Short Introduction They This is the best war novel I ve The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life ever read I m not sure how much that s saying about me or the book since I haven txactly read a great many war novels I ve been on a World War I jag lately which should not be misinterpreted as READING a great many books about WW I Rather I have been BUYING a great many books about World War I All uiet on the Western Front is a book I ve owned about 25 years and this was actually my second try at reading it The only reason I know this is that I noticed upon reading that it had passages underlined nding on page 64 I remembered nothing of what I d read couldn t recall ver trying to read the novel Senescence is a c 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 n It s unendurable It is the moaning of the world it is the martyred creation wild with anguish filled with terror and groaningThis slim novel about the horror of the World War I trenches and the senselessness of war was published in 1929 If you open this book up today it is absolutely just as relevant now as it was decades ago It is powerful and breathtaking I finished my second reading of this last month and barely a day goes by without me thinking about it I had read All uiet for the first time ages ago and the haunting feeling I had then has stayed with me all these years If you have not ver read this book you must do so It is that meaningful Shells gas clouds and flotillas of tanks shattering corroding death Dysentery influenza typhus scalding choking death Trenches hospitals the common grave there are no other possibilitiesThis is a story of a German soldier Paul B umer and his comrades Since the book is so widely known and reviewed here on Goodreads I won t go into plot details But I want to make note of some portions that affected me uite deeply For instance Remarue so clearly reflects the feeling of camaraderie that these men most of them not ven twenty years old PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition experienced in the field and on the front These were some of the most moving passages of the novel These voices these uiet words these footsteps in the trench behind me recall me at a bound from the terrible loneliness and fear of death by which I had been almost destroyed They are to me than life these voices they are than motherliness and than fear they are the strongest most comforting thing there is anywhere they are the voices of my comrades I ve never read such stirring words about the soldier s intimacy with not a woman but rather with the veryarth itself The writing is truly remarkable To no man does the arth 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 her from the fear of death by shell fire then she is his only friend his brother his mother he stifles his terror and his cries in her silence and her security she shelters him and releases him for ten seconds to live to run ten seconds of life receives. 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forces pour into us mostly from the The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, earth To no man does thearth mean so much as to thepour into us mostly from the arth To no man does the arth mean so much as to the When he presses himself down upon her long and powerfully when he buries his f I don t know why it took me so long to get to All uiet 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 Remarue s unsettling book and I doubt any have surpassed itGiven how famous All uiet is there s little need for me to say much about it here Plus it s so much asier to write negative reviews than positive ones and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this book There are several heart rending passages that I xpect will stick with me for a long time though and that I feel the need to mention Paul B umer s leave during which he finds it nearly impossible to relate normally to his family after his The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl experiences on the front Paul s time in a shell hole with French soldier G rard Duval the brief interlude Paul and his comrades spend with a group of French girls and how the gal with whom he d been paired treats him in thend and of course the scene
the book Exile and Pilgrim end involving Stanislaus Katczinskyasily All uiet s most interesting character I won t say anything about the scene with Kat so as not to spoil it for those who haven t read the book yetOne final thought which I bring up because of Logan s comment that he didn t like All uiet which he last read in high school I ve talked about this before most recently in my review of The Sea Wolf and I feel the need to bring it up again Many American readers it seems have bad memories of great works of literature they were made to read in school That they were forced to read the books is of course part of the problem but I also think schoolchildren often are assigned books they re not yet ready for I don t mean that they re not smart nough to read and understand the books but rather that they re not mature nough to have the books resonate properly with them This would definitely be true of All uiet It would be the most unusual of high school students one in a hundred perhaps if that many who could truly appreciate the issues raised in this bookI would ncourage anyone who hasn t read All uiet yet to check it out And for those who read it in school and were left with a bad taste in their mouths it s probably time to revisit the book That means you Logan Man I need a break I ve been reading about the First World War solidly since Decembernear the book
And I Ve Had Enough Now ThereI ve had nough now There 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 agerly 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 dysentery shot for deserting bayonetted at close range vaporised by a whizz bang victim of Spanish flu It s like the most depressing drinking game verI wish after spending many months reading around th There are already thousands of reviews for this deeply moving and heartbreaking book here on Goodreads 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 xperience So many dreams to fulfil If duty hadn t called and they hadn t answered When the sun set for one final time It set on the lives they never live. S and it really helps me connect with the stor.