Road Back Paperback – 1 Dec 2001
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About the Author
Erich Maria Remarque, ne Erich Paul Remark, ne le 22 juin 1898 a Osnabruck, mort le 25 septembre 1970 a Locarno, Suisse, est un ecrivain allemand. Son livre "A l'Ouest, rien de nouveau" (Im Westen nichts Neues), roman pacifiste sur la Premiere Guerre mondiale, connut, des sa parution en 1929, un succes mondial retentissant et reste un ouvrage-phare sur le premier conflit mondial. Ce livre fut brule lors des autodafes nazis des 1933. Remarque s'exila en Suisse, puis aux Etats-Unis et y obtint sa naturalisation en 1947. Un mythe, en partie propage par les nazis, pretend qu'il s'appelait - Erich Maria Kramer - et que - Remarque - ne serait que la forme francisee de ce nom inverse.
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Top Customer Reviews
The ongoing conflicts between the returning soldiers with their horror of what they have been through and those who have not seen it produces a harrowing book that really ought to be compulsory reading - particularly for Germans!
Having recently visited the Somme just after Armistice day, the image stays with me of the biggest German cemetery where the only wreath was from the British Legion.
The translation is old and pretty clunky - but you soon don't notice as the intensity of the book eats into you.
The collapse of the currency and the re-emergence of German militarism appear toward the end of the book and our knowledge of what happened next makes your blood run cold.
Maybe if more Germans had read it they would not be so keen now to put other European Countries to the economic sword in the way they appear to be doing.
But if more people had read it then Hitler would never have got where he did!
A MUST READ!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Am I the only one who thinks that this book is marred by heavy handed, even bad translation.
The story itself is great and other people's comments and reviews posted here sum... Read more
A very interesting reading about the afterwords of WWI......however, I liked "All quiet on the Western Front" better.Published 13 months ago by federica
Not what I expected after reading he reviews. It jumps around a bit in telling of different peoples experiences but I guess that this is part of the story and a taste of the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Like many who have left reviews I too came to The Road Back by way of All Quiet.
Like others I have wondered why The Road is not better known. Read more
This was a kindle purchase so it was delivered straightaway, the book is very good. I have read another by the same author.Published on 8 May 2014 by TJB
This sequel to All quiet on the Western Front is often, undeservedly, forgotton.
It describes the experiences of the survivors in a accessible yet intelligent manner.