All Quiet on the Western Front

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Infobase Publishing, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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This 1929 novel served as Remarque's attempt to confront and ultimately rid himself of the graphic and haunting memories of his time serving in World War I. A novel with overtones of autobiography, All Quiet on the Western Front traces the evolution of one man's powerful antiwar sentiments. This new title in the Bloom's Guides series also features an annotated bibliography, a listing of other works by the author, and an introduction by literary scholar Harold Bloom.
 

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Please make note, this is a study guide edition, not the actual book!!! If you need to actually read the book or want to read it, this is not it!

Contents

Introduction
7
Biographical Sketch
9
The Story Behind the Story
17
List of Characters
20
Summary and Analysis
23
Critical Views
52
Brian Murdoch on Remarque and Homer
57
AF Bance on the Novels Bestseller Status
63
Helmut Liedloff on A Farewell to Arms and All Quiet on the Western Front
83
Alfredo Bonadeo on Paul Bäumers Relationship to German Culture
87
Modris Eksteins on the Novel as a Postwar Commentary
92
Hans Wagener on the Final Chapter of All Quiet on the Western Front
96
Robert Baird on Hollywoods Ambivalence to World War I Novels
100
Wilhelm J Schwarz on Remarques Memorial to the Unknown Soldier
105
Works by Erich Maria Remarque
110
Annotated Bibliography
111

Chris Daley on the Force of Silence in All Quiet on the Western Front
68
Hildegard Emmel on All Quiet on the Western Front as a Weimar Novel
71
Vita Fortunati on the Representation of World War I in Hemingway Remarque and Ford Madox Ford
75
Dorothy B Jones on the Film Version of the Novel
79

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About the author (2008)

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), and Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996). The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist, How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom be Found (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

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