Life became less oppressive for Remarque in his last two decades

Life became less oppressive for Remarque in his last two decades

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Unformatted text preview: Life became less oppressive for Remarque in his last two decades. In 1954, he published A Time to Love and a Time to Die , dedicated to his close friend, and later his wife, Paulette Goddard Remarque. This novel achieved popular success as a Book-of- the-Month Club selection. Its focus, the effect of Gestapo tactics on civilians, bares the scars inflicted by Germans who chose complicity with the Nazis as a means of coping. The abridged German version of this novel incurred controversy because the editors excised the full horrors of Remarque's incisive view of the Nazi perversion of the national soul. In 1955, Remarque scripted Michael Musmanno's Ten Days to Die under the title The Last Act , which was filmed by an Austrian company to depict Hitler's final days. An effective vehicle, it starred Oskar Werner and earned appreciative comment at days....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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