[Pdf/E–book] Der Weg zurück

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Der Weg zurück

free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque ê 3 review review Der Weg zurück 103 D his cohorts return home at the end of WW1 Their road back to life in civilian world is made arduous. On completion of this book one feels wiped out A book about war and its aftermath should leave you upsetThe Road Back is the second in a series of two the first being All uiet on the Western Front The first is a tremendous book a book EVERYONE should read This second should also be read but it does not reach up to the caliber of the first The first takes place in the trenches of France during the First World War The second takes place in Germany after the war What makes both books particularly noteworthy is that rather than focusing on the victorious we look at the war s losers the German soldiers who fought and lost The characters in the second book are for the most part not those in the first One does presume though that the characters in the second are from the same company as those in the first since they are spoken of The second book focuses on what faced the German men on their return to their homeland Both of course are about the horror and the futility of war The book depicts the poverty the lack of food the rampant profiteering and prostitution that arose the unstable political situation the lack of jobs and the German authorities disregard for the returned soldiers problems and needs As a book of historical fiction depicting the situation of Germany after the war it is exemplary The mental and physical suffering of the maimed men those who were lucky enough to return alive comes to the fore The book has a large cast of characters Some are referred to both by their first and last name I am fully aware of the need to draw them as a company of men rather than separate individuals their sense of being part of a group comrades that through thick and thin they could depend on is what got them through the war Nevertheless one feels less attachment to the separate individuals there are just too many for that and keeping straight what has happened to each is extremely difficult In my view this weakens the book While the book excellently draws the situation in Germany it failed to make me feel deep empathy for the characters This is something I am looking for in a book of historical fictionOne might complain about the book s ending One finds out what happens to each of the many characters but for the central character he who narrates the story we find out whether he surmounts his personal difficulties but not howview spoilerTime has healed him but we are not privy to the healing process Perhaps the author wanted to leave it this way Time mends wounds for some hide spoiler

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free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque ê 3 review review Der Weg zurück 103 By their bitterness about what they find in post war society A captivating story one of Remarue's best. The Road back although less well known than All uiet on the Western Front is just as thought provoking and in subtle ways even heart breakingThe story begins during the last few days of WWI As battle rages around them a group of young German soldiers contemplate what peace will be like and dream of returning home with both fear and longing They grieve for lost comrades who won t be returning with them but anticipate the joy of being back with friends and family of returning finally to their old livesWhen peace finally does arrive they head home anticipating a hero s welcome instead they are met with indifference and lack of understanding The people who had remained behind while they were off fighting for the Fatherland have continued their lives without them and for these people peace is not much different from war everything is pretty much the same But these young men have changed When they marched away to war they were just boys hardly than children with all the hopes and innocent dreams of youth they have returned as men old before their time damaged physically and psychically and they no longer fit into this civilized worldNothing is the same for them and they feel lost and betrayed Wives have taken lovers jobs once promised are now occupied by others who hadn t left they are too old and too restless to return easily to their studies and they no longer respect those who once held authority over them parents teachers police They are scorned by the profiteers who became rich off the war and they have been forgotten by the girls they left behind They suffer from shell shock and depression and can t shake habits they developed for survival in the trenches They steal to eat even though food is available they have flash backs and jump at every loud noise and their nights are plagued with nightmaresOne reenlists hoping to regain the companionship they had shared during the war only to discover it doesn t exist in a peacetime army One seeks to change the world through revolution only to be shot and killed by soldiers whom he once fought alongside For some the only solution is suicide and for a very few including Ernst the narrator of the story true peace is finally found in natureThe Road back is possibly the hardest most gut wrenching book I have ever read Remarue s characters are so vividly drawn that they seem to live in the pages and it is impossible not to feel every lost hope every disappointment every pain every betrayal that they feel This book is a must read for anyone whether pro or anti war who wants to understand what it is to be a soldier during wartime

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free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque ê 3 review review Der Weg zurück 103 After surviving several horrifying years in the inferno of the Western Front a young German soldier an. WW1 has come to an end German soldiers young and less young go back home and resume their former lives supposedly1 THE STORY A neverending demobilization Back in Germany it dawns on the soldiers that their relatives have carried on with their lives during the war and aditionally that they have done admirably without them Those hoping for a warm welcome help and support or some token of gratefulness only meet with torpid indifference As a whole the civilians can t care less about the horrors witnessed and performed by those enlisted The soldiers families put up with them as long as they do not tell them about the last 4 years in the frontline Germany craves nothing but forgetting a strenuous and thankless conflict On the one hand the heroes do not recognize their hometowns one the other hand their inhabitants do not recognize them Poverty and haggling Come peace soldiers have to get used to bargaining again in poverty ridden Germany They get used to bartering their medals pilfer food in the countryside As life goes on the fellows realize the mockery of the ideals and objectives they fought for What with Kaiser Wilhelm s fleeing overseas the newfangled German Republic the ambiant logocracy Should I tell you that all learning all culture all science is nothing but hideous mockery so long as mankind makes war in the name of God and humanity with gas iron explosive and fire The Way Back Erich Maria Remarue transl 2 THE STRENGTHS In this seuel to All uiet on the Western Front it is striking to meet not that many characters from the preuel You cannot help noticing how many of them are missing from the scenery because they have never made it past the trenches The wide range of characters displayed by Remarue allows him to sketch several possible paths for soldiers surviving war The hospital for severely burned or gassed patients Venereal diseases caught in the brothel Suicide The mental institution Familial ties frayed adultery new marriage parents unable to recognize their child within the soldier and the soldier within the child Denial of the past war Commitment with political parties trade unions and other forms of associations not to face the ever increasing solitude of the survivors Reenlistment The same as in All uiet on the Western Front the hero narrator stands out because of the almost naturalistic attention he bears to nature to the here and now Present time fleeting instants conveyed by unadorned limpid writing Ultimately this is the resource in which the narrator finds a manner of personal salvation of sorts and the former soldier some semblance of peace Fond musical Symphonie triste Jean Sibelius La premi re guerre mondiale est termin e Des soldats allemands jeunes ou moins jeunes regagnent le pays et pensent ils leur vie d avant1 LE SUJET Une d mobilisation ui n en finit pas leur retour les soldats r alisent pleinement ue leurs connaissances ont continu leur vie et ue pour la plupart d entre eux les civils se sont bien accommod s de leur absence Ceux ui esp raient un accueil une forme de reconnaissance une entraide et un soutien se heurtent une indiff rence h b t e Les civils pr tendent passer sous silence les abominations dont les soldats ont t t moins ou acteurs Le retour la vie civile est prouvant Tr s peu esp rent se faire comprendre de ceux ui n ont pas tutoy la mort dans les tranch es On est pr t les souffrir aussi longtemps u ils passent sous silence leurs doutes et leurs horreurs et u ils barrent d un trait uatre ann es d une vie pour eux innommable Dans une Allemagne ui a soif d oubli les soldats se sentent vite de trop Portant l habit militaire encore pleins de leurs habitudes prises au front ils ne reconnaissent pas leur village et n en sont pas reconnus Mis re et marchandages Avec la paix les soldats red couvrent les mille n gociations et trafics de la vie civile Dans la mis re de l Allemagne vaincue on revend des m dailles on se lance dans le trafic de provisions on survit par la maraude et on ruse Chemin faisant les anciens camarades s aper oivent de la d rision de tout ce pour uoi ils se sont battus La fuite du Kaiser Wilhelm et la logocratie ambiante leur ouvre vite les yeux Dois je vous raconter ue toute l instruction toute la civilisation toute la science ne peuvent tre u une effroyable d rision aussi longtemps ue les hommes se feront la guerre avec les gaz le fer la poudre et le feu au nom de Dieu et de l Humanit Apr s Erich Maria Remarue trad Raoul Maillard et Christian Sauerwein p297 2 LES GRANDS POINTS FORTS Dans ce r cit ui se place la suite d l ouest rien de nouveau on retrouve de loin en loin certains des ses personnages Paul B umer Stanislaus Katczinsky Tjaden Le lecteur n en mesure ue mieux le nombre d absents En choisissant de faire figurer une bande de camarades soldats Remarue dresse un ventail des destins d anciens soldats revenus de la guerre L h pital pour les grands br l s les gaz s La contraction de maladies v n riennes apr s la fr uentation de bordels de campagne Le suicide La maison de force Des relations de couple ou familiales ui se d litent adult re nouveau couple nou pendant l absence parents incapables de reconna tre l enfant dans le soldat et le soldat dans l enfant Le d ni du pass de la guerre chez certains soldats L engagement dans les causes politiues les syndicats toutes sortes d affairement pour ne pas affronter la solitude du survivant Le rengagement dans l arm e Comme dans l ouest rien de nouveau le h ros narrateur se distingue par l attention presue naturaliste u il porte la nature au pr sent Le moment biologiue l impression instantan e s l vent l ternit port s par une criture simple et limpide C est dans cette ressource ue l homme trouve une forme de salut personnel modeste et l ancien soldat une forme de paixFond musical Symphonie triste Jean Sibelius


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    [Pdf/E–book] Der Weg zurück free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Erich Maria Remarque characters Der Weg zurück This novel is the seuel to Remarue's most famous All uiet on the Western Front It is a collective portrait of the returning soldiers from the Great War who failed to reckon with the make believe peace that followed The experience at the front shattered them from the rest of the world This is no longer our world; the trenches ousted it The loss of comradeship mostly due to the divisive force of revolution also featured

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