Life in America

Life in America - LifeinAmerica

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Life in America A new life and citizenship awaited Remarque in America. Shortly before Hitler precipitated war by  invading Poland, Remarque, too proud to accept proffered German citizenship, escaped the Gestapo  by traveling the back roads through France, sailed on a Panamanian passport aboard the  Queen  Mary , and entered New York as a literary star. To reporters, Remarque predicted World War II and  looked to President Franklin Roosevelt as the world's only hope. In 1941, he published  Flotsam  (entitled "Love Thy Neighbor" in German), in a serialized version in  Collier's . It featured the  sufferings of exiles fleeing Hitler's Germany. Remarque collected material for the work from  numerous poignant stories that were standard fare among his many expatriate friends. The same  year it appeared with a new name as United Artists'  So Ends Our Night , but it was unsuccessful as a 
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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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