The full German text of Remarque's 1929 novel is accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.
About the Author
Erich Maria Remarque, born Erich Paul Remark, was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel is “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1928) which tells the tale of German soldiers in the First World War. This was followed by “The Road Back” (1931) and “The Three Comrades” (1936).
Maurice Del Bourgo has worked in American comic books since the 1940s and 1950s. He worked for many companies, like Avon, Ace Periodicals, Better Publications, Orbit Publications and Marvel, doing crime, western and romance titles. He worked on DC's 'Crimson Avenger' and 'Green Arrow', Hillman's 'Airboy' and 'Twilight'. Del Bourgo was also a productive artist for Gilberton's Classics Illustrated series. He contributed among others adaptations of Friedrich Schiller ('William Tell'), Ann S. Stephans ('Buffalo Bill'), Jack London and Alexandre Dumas.
Read an Excerpt
"Summer of 1918-Never was life in the line more bitter and more full of horror than in the hours of the bombardment, when the blanched faces lie in the dirt and the hands clutch at the one thought: No! No! Not now! Not now at the last moment!"
from All Quiet on the Western Front
Table of Contents
Biographical Sketch 9
The Story Behind the Story 17
List of Characters 20
Summary and Analysis 23
Critical Views 52
Brian Murdoch on All Quiet on the Western Front as a Weimar Antiwar Novel 52
Brian Murdoch on Remarque and Homer 57
A.F. Bance on the Novel's Best-seller Status 63
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
Helmut Liedloff on A Farewell to Arms and All Quiet on the Western Front 83
Alfredo Bonadeo on Paul Baumer's 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 Hollywood's Ambivalence to World War I Novels 100
Wilhelm J. Schwarz on Remarque's Memorial to the Unknown Soldier 105
Works Erich Maria Remarque 110
Annotated Bibliography 111