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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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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“That's how we are! Afraid of our feelings. And when we.become aware of them we immediately think we are swindlers.” Every Erich Maria Remarque book consists those elements: 1) Germans who hate the ... Read full review


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