: Arch of Triumph: A Novel (): Erich Maria Remarque, Walter Sorell, Denver Lindley: Books. Complete summary of Erich Maria Remarque’s Arch of Triumph. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Arch of Triumph. A superb piece of writing — a racking book to experience, and this in spite of the fact that the author attempts to keep his emotional values muted and his.

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Fans of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front will want to read this to realize his considerable ability. This site uses cookies. The record of Ravic becomes the record of today’s Man without a Country. Then he falls in love and its just blah blah blah about what love really is and can we ever really be happy and who is going to leave the other one firt.

Nov 09, Ellen rated it it was ok. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. A superb piece of writing — a racking book to experience, and this in spite of the fact that the author attempts to keep his emotional values muted and his characterizations symbolic.

Erich Maria Remarque is one of the best known and most widely read authors of German literature in the twentieth century. My thoughts a bit into the book: While Remarque writes clearly and articulately, in this novel there were too many instances where he mentioned alcohol, almost creating the impression that he did not known what else to write.

He still held her arm tight.

“Arch of Triumph” by Erich Maria Remarque.

WWII is looming and almost everyone knows it. Everything that I loved w My thoughts a bit into the book: Remarque has a great humanistic way to tell a simple story, while inspiring a greater idea or a state of mind.

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I especially was drawn to the author’s simple, direct phrasing of the story in contrast to the complexity of the circumstances of war. May 28, the gift rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who will hold to their own values under maximum stress? It is more than a love story. She is all primary strength and instinct. Ravic took part in the Spanish Civil War too. Being drich strong pacifist, Remarque, who served in World War I, tries once again to present not only the useless Remarque has a great humanistic way to tell a simple story, while inspiring a greater idea or a state of mind.

In my own writing I do not shy away from descriptions of characters sipping one thing or another, even if it is not entirely necessary to the plot, but Remarque has certainly outdone me.

Refresh and try again. It is very old and still it touches on some things that are universal and beyond restraints such as mxria. Though Ravic has given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn for the romantic, even during the worst of times, as he cautiously befriends an actress.

To see what your friends thought of this book, teiumph sign up. The setting is Paris, nervous about the unrest in Europe prior to the start of World War II, and filled with expatriates and refugees of many nationalities. He is about In a world where nothing is right, where humanity has continued on the path Arch of Triumph: I don’t know what happened to Remarque when he wrote this book, because it far, far better than anything else I have read by him.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. There is another central character – Joan, who he falls in love with.

Doesn’t each and every one of us have to share the burden of retribution? He is living in Paris without papers and remarqud forbidden to preform surgeries. The woman veered toward Ravic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trivia About Arch of Triumph: Joan and Ravic love each other, but egich be together. She was looking through him, somewhere into the empty night.


This article about a s novel is a stub. Be the first to discover new talent! It was his second worldwide bestseller after Marria Quiet on the Western Front[1] written during his exile in the United States — I know Remarque is well regarded All Quiet On The Western Front and I feel a bit like “who am I to criticize” but these two characters just went round and round in circles and I lost interest.

He needs neither your support nor pity and tries to not become accustomed to anything, neither place nor people, things or love, not even to a bodyafter all you never know when you again will have to run away. He could feel the damp porous stone under his hands. This continues until the very end when once ttiumph Ravic chooses the most inappropriate moment to realise that he had never stopped loving her.

Remarqhe 21, Signe rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country by Erich Maria Remarque

View all 4 comments. Use the self post option whenever possible. And it is also a stark witness to the tragedy of war, and the dark human instincts that precipitate it. This is why my appreciation of the book was less than magnificent.