All Quiet on the Western Front Author:Erich Maria Remarque Unrelenting Realism: — With searing attention to every small moment of terror and tyranny, of filth and meanness, of savagery and tenderness, of cowardice and grandeur, Erich Maria Remarque records the experiences of a group of bewildered young German soldiers fighting and suffering through the barbaric chaos of those last desperate days of the f... more »irst World War.
The power of this magnificent novel lies in its terrible authenticity, for Remarque was forced to serve as a soldier in the German army and actually lived through the hell he describes so vividly in All Quiet on the Western Front.
"Within his range he has no superior among living novelists." -Bernard DeVoto
"Remarque is a born storyteller, with something to say." - Robert Van Gelder« less