The black obelisk

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Harcourt, Brace, 1957 - Fiction - 434 pages
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A German veteran of World War I observes the changes of the early Twenties.

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It serves us to realize how spoiled we are, in terms that our appreciation for life is very limited today. It teaches how to love life and not loose ones dignity with having very few little things. Read full review

Review: The Black Obelisk

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It serves us to realize how spoiled we are, in terms that our appreciation for life is very limited today. It teaches how to love life and not loose ones dignity with having very few little things. Read full review

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About the author (1957)

In 1947, after eight successful years in the United States, Remarque became a U.S. citizen. During World War I he was drafted into the German army at the age of 18. After the war he tried various occupations and in his spare time wrote the antimilitaristic All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) that became a classic of modern warfare but was condemned as "defeatist" by the Nazis.The Road Back (1931) is the sequel. His later novels deal with World War II; they have had greater popularity than critical success.

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