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kindle ô Im Westen nichts Neues Ö Mass Market Paperback read Ò [PDF] ❤ Im Westen nichts Neues Author Erich Maria Remarque – One by one the boys begin to fallIn 1914 a room full of German schoolboys fresh faced and idealistic are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the S the moving story of a young ‘unknown soldier’ experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches It has to be the defining novel of World War I told from the point of view of a German soldier fighting in the trenches of France This is not a novel of romance intrigue and adventure; it is a stark and frightingly realistic description of what it must have been like trying to survive from one day to the next and almost always failing Difficult and disturbing to read it nevertheless is a narrative of how war is horrible and hopefully why the telling of it may help deter future wars

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R schoolmaster to troop off to the ‘glorious war’ With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up What follows i It’s unendurable It is the moaning of the world it is the martyred creation wild with anguish filled with terror and groaningThis slim novel about the horror of the World War I trenches and the senselessness of war was published in 1929 If you open this book up today it is absolutely just as relevant now as it was decades ago It is powerful and breathtaking I finished my second reading of this last month and barely a day goes by without me thinking about it I had read “All uiet” for the first time ages ago and the haunting feeling I had then has stayed with me all these years If you have not ever read this book you must do so It is that meaningful Shells gas clouds and flotillas of tanks – shattering corroding death Dysentery influenza typhus – scalding choking death Trenches hospitals the common grave – there are no other possibilitiesThis is a story of a German soldier Paul Bäumer and his comrades Since the book is so widely known and reviewed here on Goodreads I won’t go into plot details But I want to make note of some portions that affected me uite deeply For instance Remarue so clearly reflects the feeling of camaraderie that these men most of them not even twenty years old experienced in the field and on the front These were some of the most moving passages of the novel These voices these uiet words these footsteps in the trench behind me recall me at a bound from the terrible loneliness and fear of death by which I had been almost destroyed They are to me than life these voices they are than motherliness and than fear; they are the strongest most comforting thing there is anywhere; they are the voices of my comrades I’ve never read such stirring words about the soldier’s intimacy with not a woman but rather with the very earth itself The writing is truly remarkable To no man does the earth mean so much as to the soldier When he presses himself down upon her long and powerfully when he buries his face and his limbs deep in her from the fear of death by shell fire then she is his only friend his brother his mother; he stifles his terror and his cries in her silence and her security; she shelters him and releases him for ten seconds to live to run ten seconds of life; receives him again and often foreverWhen Paul goes home on leave he finds that the life he once knew and loved no longer has the same meaning His books his case of butterflies and his piano no longer bring him the joy they once had He cannot speak of what he has seen; he feels that those that have not been on the front and mired in the trenches can truly understand him He feels alone I was heartbroken when he cried out for his lost childhood Ah Mother Mother You still think I am a child – why can I not put my head in your lap and weep? Why have I always to be strong and self controlled? I would like to weep and be comforted too indeed I am little than a child; in the wardrobe still hang short boy’s trousers – it is such a little time ago why is it over?I don’t know if a book exists that so effectively conveys the meaninglessness of war If there is another I have yet to read it I suspect that Remarue had a marked influence on many authors writing about the topic since but I don’t think this one can be beat in its simple yet passionate and well expressed message There were moments of fleeting pleasures and true companionship that allowed me to intermittently rejoice along with Paul and dream of a future when the war would be ended But I also keenly felt his moments of hopelessness and despair I nodded my head when he recognized in the enemy a man much like himself His sense of humanity truly shined at these times Something as basic as the sharing of cigarettes with the Russian prisoners was very telling I take out my cigarettes break each one in half and give them to the Russians They bow to me and then light the cigarettes Now red points glow in every face They comfort me; it looks as though there were little windows in dark village cottages saying that behind them are rooms full of peaceAh if only this book could be read everywhere by everyone Perhaps then we could all see the reflection of ourselves our mothers our fathers our brothers and sisters and our lovers in the face of another human being Could we then avoid the devastation of war? This book deserves a place on your bookshelf Grab a copy if you haven’t already Mine is sitting on my all time favorites shelf I think it is of a kind of fever No one in particular wants it and then all at once there it is We didn’t want the war the others say the same thing – and yet half the world is in it all the same

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Im Westen nichts NeuesOne by one the boys begin to fallIn 1914 a room full of German schoolboys fresh faced and idealistic are goaded by thei I don't know why it took me so long to get to All uiet on the Western Front but I'm glad I finally read it and am grateful to my friend Rose for recommending it The book first published in the late 1920s is an absolutely heartbreaking wonderfully written novel about the permanent damage done to those who fight in wars Few anti war novels written since have matched Erich Maria Remarue's unsettling book and I doubt any have surpassed itGiven how famous All uiet is there's little need for me to say much about it here Plus it's so much easier to write negative reviews than positive ones and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this book There are several heart rending passages that I expect will stick with me for a long time though and that I feel the need to mention Paul Bäumer's leave during which he finds it nearly impossible to relate normally to his family after his experiences on the front; Paul's time in a shell hole with French soldier Gérard Duval; the brief interlude Paul and his comrades spend with a group of French girls and how the gal with whom he'd been paired treats him in the end; and of course the scene near the book's end involving Stanislaus Katczinsky easily All uiet's most interesting character I won't say anything about the scene with Kat so as not to spoil it for those who haven't read the book yetOne final thought which I bring up because of Logan's comment that he didn't like All uiet which he last read in high school I've talked about this before most recently in my review of The Sea Wolf and I feel the need to bring it up again Many American readers it seems have bad memories of great works of literature they were made to read in school That they were forced to read the books is of course part of the problem but I also think schoolchildren often are assigned books they're not yet ready for I don't mean that they're not smart enough to read and understand the books but rather that they're not mature enough to have the books resonate properly with them This would definitely be true of All uiet It would be the most unusual of high school students one in a hundred perhaps if that many who could truly appreciate the issues raised in this bookI would encourage anyone who hasn't read All uiet yet to check it out And for those who read it in school and were left with a bad taste in their mouths it's probably time to revisit the book That means you Logan