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This is one Remarque novel that, for my money, could have been inferred in the German language, unpublished here. I continue with the absolutely amazing Erich Maria Remarque and of course with The Black Obelisk examines the period between the two wars. Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. A brilliant success, selling more than a million copies, it was the first of many literary triumphs. He went to the United States in and became a citizen in The writing is poetic, the philosophy is fantastic, and the characters are unique and delightful.

Dec obelixk, Pages. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. He just gives the facts, presents the conversations, describes the obepisk.

In this case I thought the trans Picked as my book group blqck by one of the members, I was looking forward to something great from this book. Two of them leave Ludwig, just because he cannot float in the contemporary world of greed and money. Blaack thoughtful novel, but also one that flows well. When he falls in love with the beautiful but troubled Isabelle, Ludwig hopes he has found a soul who will offer him salvation—who will free him from his obsession to find meaning in a war-torn world.


Remarque’s alter ego, Ludwig, oscillating between cynicism and idealism, is remrque in a state between child- and adulthood, a fact of which he is sometimes aware, which he mulls over again and again, along with the recurring motifs of identity and values – a commonplace among the young and unformed, but here remarqe by a most extraordinary situation.

Open Preview See a Problem? BWC90F2 Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. This site uses cookies. Now this part tells one of the oddest love stories I have read about.

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A third woman, probably the most important to him, is Genevieve Terhoven, whom he meets at the insane asylum. Looking for More Great Reads? Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Adapted with permission from [1].

Return to Book Page. As successful as the former is in its intentions and in keeping my rapt attention, at this point I must say that the latter’s focus on a moving story of essentially three characters seems to have released Remarque’s poetic gifts of language and insight; my judgment may be premature, but Die Nacht von Lissabon is Remarque’s most artistically accomplished work.

Jun 09, Pages Buy. Hutchinson of London, Set in a small German town, the novel portrays a period of hyperinflation, disillusionment, post-war suffering, and rising of nationalism through the eyes of Ludwig, a naive post-war veteran trying to find his place in a greedy and insensitive world. Even though he works for a funeral house, most probably the least compassionate place, in his free time he attempts to keep his soul.


Despite a dark topic, Hyperinflation in Germany between the two world wars, a ruined generation coming out of the First World war and the business of tombstones, it was actually quite humorous in places. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

We have had an enormous amount of literature, both fiction and non-fiction on the subject so we know how it affects people, how it awakens their most animal traits, and how it destroys compassion, love, and emotions. It meant German workers were paid twice a day with a break in the morning so they could rush out with suitcases or wheelbarrows full of cash and try to buy a loaf of bread or anot I cannot recommend this novel highly enough but I realize it won’t be for everyone.

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Ships with Tracking Number! Hyperinflation has made the DEM invaluable. A Nazi horse butcher is married to the exhibitionist.

In this case I thought the translation was superb and the writing flowed very well.