This is one Remarque novel that, for my money, could have been inferred in the German language, unpublished here. I continue with the absolutely amazing Erich Maria Remarque and of course with The Black Obelisk examines the period between the two wars. Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Dust jacket is WORN with chips in spots along edges with most of them at tips of corners and ends of spine, rear panel lightly age toned and a bit soiled, price clipped, now protected in clear archival cover.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. I found it not only distasteful but boring.

He chose to stay “clean”, maybe not by himself, but he cannot be anything other than true to his ideals and now he has to live with that choice.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Aug 01, Victoria rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t understand what was in this book that caused me to the read the book in a single sitting. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. Proximity to death allows Ludwig to analyze people.


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Remarque managed to get us into the atmosphere of post-WW1 Germany, he let the reader understand the ohelisk of Nazism there, showed us that there could be no other way for these people back then.

With the Erich Maria Remarque is one of the best known and most widely read authors of German literature in the twentieth century.

Insanity is all around; the biggest irony is that sometimes one finds sanity in the most insane places. Lists with This Book. Aug 31, Hazel rated it liked it. The Black Obelisk German: But there comes a time in every man’s life when he must choose to live–despite the prevailing threat of history horrifically repeating itself.

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Women take a great part of his life but unfortunately, they always leave him at remaeque end. I questioned my own beliefs, I looked at my own morals, I changed my perspective towards love and war and sanity. Ne taip paprasta jais nusikratyti.

On that there are no two opinions. Notify me of new comments via email. It really did seem to be the right philosophy to choose after you’ve fought for a country whose economy just collapsed and left all veterans with nothing but hatred towards all nations supposedly guilty of re,arque despair.


Though both deal with refugees from the Nazis, Arc de Triomphe and Die Nacht von Lissabon are very, very different books. Remarque is most often known for All Quiet on the Western Front, and only that.

Ludwig, the protagonistis in his mid twenties; just like most of his friends, he is a World War I veteran. Examples of his other novels also internationally published are: The Black Obelisk Erich Maria Remarque Cover has spots – though perfectly readable and in good condition – due to differing weights for books the postage maybe adjusted at checkout.

You hate the person and you love him. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Ludwig works at a funeral home at a time where, day after day the Deutschmark loses more and more of its worth, in exponential steps.

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Many philosophical questions are posed. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Some cry, others get depressed, and third ones celebrate. This is an older printing.