All Quiet on the Western Front

Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by DancingLady, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. DancingLady

    DancingLady Member

    Have you ever read All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque?

    How did it affect your understanding of WWI?

    For me, it gave me a lot of insight into why many of the artists and writers of the post WWI era saw the world the way they did. It also explained why the British in particular were so determined to stay out of WWII if they possibly could, and did all those things for "peace in our time." That especially made no sense to me when I first learned about it in HS, but after reading about some of these people had experienced, it made sense and although I disagree with what their decisions, I feel a lot of compassion for them.
  2. Crazy_Niko

    Crazy_Niko New Member

    One of my favorite books. I want to watch a movie based on this novel
  3. Interrogator#6

    Interrogator#6 Active Member

    In Germany a fellow named Adolf H. thought so badly of "Im West, noch nichts" (All quiet...) that he had the BROTHER of the author arrested and executed.
  4. GearZ

    GearZ Member

    I have read it a couple of times and agree that it is a fantastic book. At least one of the film adaptations was pretty good.

    And Interrogator is correct; the Bohemian Corporal and his henchmen weren't amused by the text. Remarque had to flee the country.

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