This is one Remarque novel that, for my money, could have been inferred in the German language, unpublished here.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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They are on top of the poor German state. No other writing in book.
But now I am exactly the person to read it. To ask other readers questions about The Black Obeliskplease sign up. A thoughtful novel, but also one that flows well. I thought 4 at first for the actual writing style and 2 for the storyline so I split the difference and gave it a 3. It is excellent, of course, but it’s also a bit of a shame, because the rest of his stuff is still pretty good. Trivia About The Black Obelisk.
The line “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic” Aber das ist wohl so, weil ein einzelner immer der Tod ist — und zwei Millionen immer nur eine Statistik. The writing is poetic, the philosophy is fantastic, and the characters are unique and delightful.
For the artifact see Black Obeliskand see List of artifacts significant to the Bible First edition.
Yes, for what am I alive? One day you are rich and alive and the other day you are broke and disillusioned.
Though there is tragedy and threat, onelisk of the characters are of Remarque’s generation, and the young can adapt to almost any circumstance with a certain amount of aplomb and continue behaving as do those in whom life’s sources flow the swiftest.
Isabel is a patient at the asylum, where Ludwig sometimes work. Light browning to sections of end papers, but body of text appears clean. A Nazi horse remarqye is married to the exhibitionist.
Quick Book Reviews: “The Black Obelisk” by Erich Maria Remarque – Life After Defeat
You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. On that there are no two opinions. This is an older printing. He died in September For me, it is a novel about youth understood in the most poetic sense of the word and told in the most unpretentious manner possible.
To me this is a prime example of great writing, and that is the only reason I actually finished the book, but a weak storyline.
I had the impression that the aged Remarque was making fun of his young self, but with sympathy, not with regret or bitterness. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Ironically, she is more sane than the others. Some cry, others get depressed, and third ones celebrate. Salted through the main story is a strange interlude, as Ludwig, who tells the story, finds himself falling in love with Isabelle, a gently born girl suffering from schizophrenia, and confined in the mental hospital where he earns some free meals by playing the organ at the services.
Jun 15, Rick Slane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Better World Books Ltd Condition: Ludwig, like most of the men, is a post-war veteran trying to find another occupation and another life. In fact, insanity was the only way to survive in Germany.
He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Jan 23, Emil Ginev rated it it was amazing Shelves: The government does nothing. People receive money in the morning, which by the afternoon cost absolutely nothing. Starting ogelisk read Remarque was probably one of the best decisions I have had lately.
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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jul 18, Lora Grigorova rated it it was amazing. Review quote “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. There were some laugh out loud moments and some very poignant moments.
It will be a slow read, a thought-provoking one, sometimes funny, sometimes depressing, but it’ll plunge you in the early s German mood for sure.
Jan 28, Gennadyi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 their despair.
When the Nazis came to power, Remarque left Germany for Switzerland.