This is one Remarque novel that, for my money, could have been inferred in the German language, unpublished here.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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Remarque attempts to give us an answer in The Black Obelisk, where the insane, the disillusioned, the opportunistic, the impostors, the nationalists, the crippled, and the naive shape the richness of characters and moods in s Germany. Remarque’s biography is essentially marked and his writing fundamentally influenced by German history of the twentieth century: We see war veterans — some highly critical of the old ways that led them to a failed war, others longing for the old days of military discipline and turning into inflexible nationalists hailing the virtues of their rising leader, Adolf Hitler.

There are also the men who prosper.

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Although aspiring to be a poet, he works for a friend, Georg, managing the office of obeliisk small tombstone company. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Perhaps this was the way life was in the upheaval and disorganization in Germany between the wars and that was the authors point!


The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque

Some cry, others get depressed, and third ones celebrate. The setting is a middle sized German town during the inflation, when quotations on the market spiralled from hour to hour, wiping out earnings, savings and fortunes, making the operations of business in buying and selling a matter of guessing ahead of the next fellow- or going under.

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And, not unexpectedly in light of protagonists fresh from the trenches selling gravestones, another prominent motif is death: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? It meant German workers were paid twice a day with a break in the morning so they could rush out with suitcases or wheelbarrows full of cash and try to buy a loaf of bread or anot I cannot obelisl this novel highly enough but I realize it won’t be for everyone.

There are two sides to this story. Black Obelisk is a refreshing book, honest and with very good humor. Books by Erich Maria Remarque. Isabel is a patient at the asylum, remarquf Ludwig sometimes work. Return to Book Page.

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When the Nazis came to power, Remarque left Germany for Switzerland. Jun 09, Pages. It was hard surviving the war but at times it feels difficult actually living after the war. Hard cover with dust jacket bound in red cloth with black lettering, pages. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But like everything in post-war Germany, this power is fleeting. See all books by Erich Maria Remarque. Jun 09, Pages Buy.


But it is in the way we deal with it that our true character emerges. Even now I’m astonished with his words, words which break through my tiny ironic skull and lied down everywhere. Jun 24, metaphor rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 15, Rick Slane rated it it was amazing Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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Black Obelisk

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