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Alsubaie 1Mansour AlsubaieHIST 102Marek SuszkoDec 15th 2016Erich M. Remarque’sAll Quiet on the Western Front, Published by Little Brown and Company in 1928.Think of a place where violence and war is a way of life. A nation the threat of death is real and the fear of death is nearly debilitating. The war has occupied a place that once was a peaceful dwelling and it has changed it to a place where many people consider a terrible nightmare. In 1917 Germany seemed to resemble this nation as it was in the midst of what referred to as a historical battle now known as World War I. That is the setting of the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque. The book takes a close look at the life of young Soldier by the name Paul Baumer who was recruited to Germany army at the age of 18 years with other few schoolmates to assist fighting for Germany. Remarque was born in Germany a place called Osnabruck with a family of French ancestry. In his childhood, he was trained to become a musician one day something that he never achieved because he was enlisted into Germany army at the age of 18 to serve on the western front. While serving on the Western front, Paul and his schoolmate encountered injuries and others death fighting for their nation. The novel narrates how Paul faced many injuries. Immediately after the war comes to any end, he worked on various jobs including sports journalist which also shaped and equipped him to write this novel. While he was a journalist, he managed to climb the ladder to assistant editor of sportsbild.
Alsubaie 2All Quiet on the Western Front introduced him to the world of fame. At first, the novel was rejected by his first publisher, but later he managed to sell over one and a half million copiesin the first 18 months of the release. However, the novel attracted many critics, especially from political leaders.In the 1930s, Nazi gained the power and banned and burned All Quiet on the Western Front and its sequel and the Road blacks. Remarque moved to Switzerland in 1932, after which he lost his Germany citizenship. He then moved to America. After the Second World War, Remarque went back to Switzerland where he showed the rest of his life. 1970, Remarque died as a result of an aneurysm that disturbed him for several months.