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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User Review  - Tanvir Ahmed - Goodreads

This novel isn't for everyone but it is my favorite. Remarque does a wondrous job creating vivid characters in a small German city in the early 20s. Hyper-inflation, depression and a nation in despair ... Read full review

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User Review  - Turkan Kasamanli - Goodreads

This is my 3rd book of Remarque and I can finally say that he is my favourite writer. I read his books in absolutely different periods of my life and I always could find something that really made ... Read full review

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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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