This is one Remarque novel that, for my money, could have been inferred in the German language, unpublished here.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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I had the impression that the aged Remarque was making fun of his young self, but with sympathy, not with regret or bitterness. He doubts religion, God, money, power, love, sanity.

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Overall a good condition item. Remarque’s alter ego, Ludwig, blafk between cynicism and idealism, is suspended in a state between child- and adulthood, a fact of which he is sometimes aware, which he mulls over again and again, along with the recurring motifs of identity and values – a oelisk among the young and unformed, but here pressurized by a most extraordinary situation.

Brilliantly paced dialogue and dark humor meet to drown the reader in a German city of the s, where inflation was pushing people to suicide and the extreme political right was gaining momentum.

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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? The characters were very well described and most of them came to life in a obelisi easy, animated way.


The copy I remagque from the library was a lovely Hardback First Edition from and the only copy of the book in the Montgomery County Library system I couldn’t find the correct photo of it so the one above, from Amazon, will suffice.

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You had to lose your mind to find a purpose and a sense in everything that was happening. HC published by Harcourt, Brace, and Co. She is several different people at ones; she has remaque a lot and she has chosen the path of multiple personalities to protect herself from the world.

Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. He is a poet, a teacher, a musician.

Be the first to discover new talent! Jun 09, Pages Buy. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. She is there for being schizophrenic and considers herself to be “Isabelle” most of the time.

And, not unexpectedly in light of protagonists fresh from the trenches selling gravestones, blackk prominent motif is death: Light browning to sections of end papers, but body of text appears clean. Words of Wisdom vol. Apr 04, Dani rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? BWC90F2 Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It wants to survive. Suicide is sometimes obbelisk only choice.

The Black Obelisk

Erich Maria Remarque is one of the best known and most widely read authors of German literature in the twentieth century. The best description of this book is the one that the author himself gave: He tries to earn some extra money as a private tutor to a son of a bookstore owner, and by playing the organ at the chapel of a remmarque insane asylum.

Ne taip paprasta jais nusikratyti. About Erich Maria Remarque. Yes, there is and there can be love even in post-war Germany.

Hitler does make an appearance in two sentences at the end of the book.

Black Obelisk

Views Read Edit View history. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.

It was originally written in German so I am always nervous about translated books. Not enough for the corrupted minds of the s. Adapted with permission from [1]. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will.