This is one Remarque novel that, for my money, could have been inferred in the German language, unpublished here.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.

Author: Gutilar Akirn
Country: Central African Republic
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 20 September 2016
Pages: 314
PDF File Size: 12.41 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.4 Mb
ISBN: 489-3-11870-982-1
Downloads: 54961
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gardalrajas

The story of a belated youth. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You are commenting using your WordPress. The first one tells about Ludwig’s everyday life, describes the people he meets in the most hilarious wa Despite Remarque’s flawless sarcasm and sense of humor, his books are never an easy read.

The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque | : Books

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

With the Erich Maria Remarque is one of the best known and most widely read authors of German literature in the twentieth century. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

Insanity in The Black Obelisk – Germany between the two world wars

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.


Remarque attempts to balck 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. Sometimes, though, it is difficult to read and accept the unfairness, the senselessness, and the dispair of the situation.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yes, for what am I alive?

Now this part tells one of the rejarque love stories I have read about. Log-in or create an account first! I thought 4 at first for the actual writing style and 2 for the storyline so I split the nlack and gave it a 3.

It is actually strange, unusual, even confusing at times. Chapter 1 Books Published: With some tanning to spine and edges.

Light browning to sections of end papers, but body of text appears clean.


More philosophical than descriptive, Remarque again denounces war and condemns its terror, brutality and senselessness. Even though he may not know it. Used book in very good condition. On that there are no two opinions.

He died in September It meant German workers were paid twice a day with a break in the morning so they could obekisk out with suitcases or wheelbarrows full of cash and try to buy a loaf of bread or anot I cannot recommend this novel highly enough but I realize it won’t be for everyone.


How did Germany and its people recover from the disastrous defeat and what spirits and thoughts led to a even more disastrous war? Proximity to death allows Ludwig to analyze people.

A third woman, probably the most important to him, is Genevieve Terhoven, whom he meets at the insane asylum. 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.

A few years later I will most probably be too cynical to appreciate it. Story of a Delayed Youth. Jun 24, metaphor rated it really liked it Shelves: Ludwig, like most of the men, is a post-war veteran trying to find another occupation and another life. This article about a historical novel of the s is a stub.

Remarque attempts to give us an answer in The Black Obeliskwhere 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.