A time to love and a time to die

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Harcourt, Brace, 1954 - Fiction - 378 pages
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Novel of World War II in which the hero fights the Russians, returns home and is married, goes back to the battlefield and is killed.

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Secondly, the ending is rushed. - Goodreads
I think I cried the first time I read the ending. - Goodreads
Gotterdamerung admits no happy endings I guess. - Goodreads
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This book is so compelling that I got it out of the library every decade of the last five and read it repeatedly. Besides having interesting characters with a sense of reality, Remarque paints in words a memorable histoical landscape in which the main character feels depression, pain and despair, finds love and hope, sees beautiful things but also a terrible brutality, and has his humanity fundamentally challenged. The end of the book challenges values and the horror of war that corrodes the spirit. It is an amazing book.  

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Very much in his style. The ending is not satisfying, but a satisfying ending would be equally unsatisfying. Gotterdamerung admits no happy endings I guess. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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