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All Quiet on the Western Front
Sep 29, ISBN Mar 12, ISBN Sep 03, ISBN I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.
Both novel and film greatly influenced the way that World War I has been commemorated internationally. As early as Erich Maria Remarque began to write a novel about the war, relying on his six-week front experience at the Somme and in Flanders. He finished the novel in and in the summer of the democratic Ullstein Verlag Ullstein Publishing House accepted it for publication. The serialization in the Berlin Vossische Zeitung started in November , and the book version was published in January Accompanied by a modern marketing campaign, by publishing Im Westen nichts Neues Ullstein aimed to establish an anti-war image of disillusionment about the First World War.
The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front. The novel was first published in November and December in the German newspaper Vossische Zeitung and in book form in late January The book and its sequel, The Road Back , were among the books banned and burned in Nazi Germany. All Quiet on the Western Front sold 2. In , the book was adapted as an Academy-Award-winning film of the same name , directed by Lewis Milestone. It was adapted again in by Delbert Mann , this time as a television film starring Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine.