Erich Maria Remarque

Erich Maria Remarque (ā´rĬkh märē´ä rəmärk´), 1898–1970, German-American novelist, whose original name was Erich Paul Remark. From his experience of trench warfare during World War I, Remarque drew a grimly realistic picture of the horror of battle in his first novel and masterpiece, Im Westen nichts Neues (1929; tr. All Quiet on the Western Front, 1929), an immediate international success. When the Nazis came to power they ordered it burned. Remarque's next work was The Way Back (1931, tr. 1931), a sequel describing the attempt of Germans to come to terms with their postwar situation. Remarque lived in Switzerland after 1932 and emigrated to the United States in 1939. His later books include Three Comrades (1937, tr. 1938), Arch of Triumph (tr. 1946), A Time to Love and a Time to Die (tr. 1954), and Shadows in Paradise (1971, tr. 1972).

See biographies by C. Barker and R. W. Last (1979) and C. R. Owen (1984); studies by R. O. Glaser (1972) and J. S. White (1972)

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All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque; A. W. Wheen.
Little Brown, 1929
105 Greatest Living Authors Present the World's Best Stories, Humor, Drama, Biography, History, Essays, Poetry
Whit Burnett.
Dial Press, 1950
Librarian’s tip: "Erich Remarque" begins on p. 797
Writers and Writing
Robert Van Gelder.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946
Living Authors: A Book of Biographies
Stanley Kunitz; Dilly Tante.
H. W. Wilson, 1935
Librarian’s tip: "Erich Maria Remarque" begins on p. 334
The Censored Language of War: Richard Aldington's Death of a Hero and Three Other War Novels of 1929
Willis Jr., J. H.
Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 45, No. 4, Winter 1999
Great War Narrative into Film: Transformation, Reception, and Reaction
Linder, Ann P.
International Fiction Review, Vol. 28, No. 1-2, January 2001
World War II, Film, and History
John Whiteclay Chambers; David Culbert.
Oxford University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "All Quiet on the Western Front (U.S., 1930): The Antiwar Film and the Image of Modern War"
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