DOWNLOAD ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub À Erich Maria RemarqueEmarue so clearly reflects the feeling of camaraderie that these men most of them not even twenty years old 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 very earth itself The writing is truly remarkable 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 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 him 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 oy 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 book exists that so effectively 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 passionate and well expressed 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 ended But I also keenly felt his moments of hopelessness and despair I nodded my head when he recognized in the enemy 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 each one in half and give them to the Russians They bow to me and then light the cigarettes Now red points glow in every face They comfort me it looks as though there were little windows in dark village cottages saying that behind them are rooms full of peaceAh if only this book could be read everywhere by everyone 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 The greatest war novelMaybeThis was one of the first books that made me think that even #Though I Wanted To Be #I wanted to be 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 2018 This book as a war novel is cautionary No doubt there are those novels that glorify and even romanticize battles and there are others whose goal it is to revel in the martial experience Remarue though h 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 easier 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 expect 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 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 the end and of course the scene near the book s end involving Stanislaus Katczinsky easily 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 enough to read and understand the books but rather that they re not mature enough 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 encourage 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 There are already thousands of reviews for this deeply movingprobably time to revisit the book That means you Logan There are already thousands of reviews for this deeply moving 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 experience 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 lived. M Westen nichts Neues author Erich Maria Remarue please download or read online he.
Signed Pieces Of Paper Saying That Despite All The Carnagepieces of paper saying that despite all the carnage nations were once again friendsHuman instinct propelled survival and experience in battle and taught one the skills to survive though in Remarue s world even survival skills were often trumped by sheer luck Old heads could talk of duty to the Fatherland but all war really meant to the combatants was a fight for reasons they could not understand created by powerful men in faraway rooms who signed documents allowing men to commit atrocities that under normal circumstances would have led them to the gallows or the firing suad I m a bit torn over whether Remarue s war experiences are universal or whether they reflect his particular personality or the particular war he was fighting WW I was a gruesome protracted conflict It probably could have been fought at the negotiation table as internecine European suabbles are #settled nowadays No doubt it was easy for the common foot soldier on all sides #nowadays No doubt it was easy for the common foot soldier on all sides forget that the war started because an heir apparent to the throne of a dying empire was shot by a Bosnian youth who wanted his country free from the yoke of this decaying empire Ironically he killed a man and his wife who were sympathetic to his causePerhaps as General Sherman said War is hell and is hell under any conditions but especially hell for a soldier on the front lines in a ground war I have heard interviews with fighter pilots and Navy SEALS among other elite forces where the retired soldiers said they missed the war and there was never a time when they felt alive than when fighting in battle It appears that some revel in the conflicts and get a thrill from combat though I m guessing that a great many upon reflection might hold a view closer to Remarue s and a great many if you got them under the hot lights might allow that war has its downsides tooPerhaps in wars like WW II where soldiers on the allied side had a real sense of purpose such dissonance as Remarue felt was far less common Perhaps if soldiers can be convinced of the necessity of the war then doubts a combatant might harbor can be dispelled I suspect though that combatants in most wars are battling demons with varying degrees of success after experiencing the horrors of war 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 ust 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 ever ago and the haunting feeling I had then has stayed with me all these years If you have not ever 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 Resting things in this book, readers are very amazed by the contents of the book ,
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 uiet On The Western Front in class with students staring at me some of them 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 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 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 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 irresistibly inescapable into itselfFrom 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 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 him again and often for everThe war has changed the values and priorities in man s life instead of learning the art of love and living one had to learn the skill of staying alive for however a short while longerErich Maria Remarue was a humanist who could vividly portray the atrocity of war in all its terrorsI 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 I see that the keenest brains of the world invent weapons and words to make it yet refined and enduring And all men of my age here and over there throughout the whole world see these things all my generation is experiencing these things with me What would our fathers do if we suddenly stood up and came before them and proffered our account What do they expect of us if a time ever comes when the war is over Through the years our business has been killing it was our first calling in life Our knowledge of life is limited to death What will happen afterwards And what shall come out of usThe rich for whom it s All uiet on the Western Front get filthily richer while the young and innocent and able pay with their lives for the riches of those who wield power 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 Groupoh look another group pals from school eagerly ogging down to the war office to sign up Brilliant Now it s ust 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 everI wish after spending many months reading around This Subject That I subject that I pick out some obscure classic to recommend and perhaps I will still find some because I intend to keep reading about 1914 18 throughout 2014 18 but I have to say that this novel famously one of the greatest war novels is in fact genuinely excellent and left uite an impression on me despite my trench fatigue Remarue has the same elements as everyone else because pretty much everyone in this war went through the same godawful mind numbingly exhausting terror but he describes it all with such conviction and such clarity that I was sucker punched by the full horror of it all over againThe story is studded with remarkable incidents that linger in the mind roasting a stolen goose in the middle of a barrage for instance or stabbing a Frenchman to death in a fit of panic while sheltering in the same shell hole The arrangements made to allow a hospital inmate to enjoy a marital visit with his wife while the rest of the patients in the room concentrate on a noisy game of cards I loved the moment where our narrator and his friends swim across a river to have a drink with some local French girls arriving naked because they couldn t risk getting their uniforms wet And back in the trenches an infestation of huge rats with evil looking naked faces is described with than Biblical loathingThey seem to be really hungry They have had a go at practically everybody s bread Kropp has wrapped his in tarpaulin and put it under his head but he can t sleep because they run across his face to try and get at it Detering tried to outwit them he fixed a thin wire to the ceiling and hooked the bundle with his bread on to it During the night he puts on his flashlight and sees the wire swinging backwards and forwards Riding on his bread there is a great fat ratThere is also a fair bit of philosophising While guarding a group of Russian prisoners of war our narrator is overcome by the arbitrariness of the whole situationAn order has turned these silent figures into our enemies an order could turn them into friends again On some table a document is signed by some people that none of us knows and for years our main aim in life is the one thing that usually draws the condemnation of the whole world and incurs its severest punishment in law How can anyone make distinctions like that looking at these silent men with their faces like children and their beards like apostles Any drill corporal is a worse enemy to the recruits any schoolmaster a worse enemy to his pupils than they worse enemy to his pupils than they to us I don t want to lose those thoughts altogether I ll preserve them keep them locked away until the war is over Is this the task we must dedicate ourselves to after the war so that all the years of horror will have been worthwhileI found this uote and this resolution very moving because Germany s post war history rendered it so utterly futile When the Nazis came to power in 1933 ust four years after this was published they set about burning the book which tended to be their first response to any problem While Ernst J nger s vision of a German people purified and hardened by the war was venerated poor gu. Popular PDF, Im Westen nichts Neues author Erich Maria Remarue There are many inte.
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