Who Is Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

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Erich Maria Remarque's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, reflects life within death, propaganda's lie, and how Erich's life is similar to Paul's. Paul is the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front and he endures the most horrid war our nation had ever gone through, World War I. It was the war of wars, it is the cause of World War II and it was a battle for life throughout the miles upon miles of trenches. Paul's view of World War I is similar to Remarque's because the author's personal experience was integrated into the novel. Erich's early life was fair and he grew up in a working family, which is what sparked the success that his future would later encounter in literature. Erich became a magnificent writer and wrote his WWI …show more content…
Furthermore, he was in war and got hurt he wrote his first novel in the hospital. "While recovering in a German hospital from wounds suffered during the war, Remarque worked on Die Traumbude, The Dream Room, his first novel, which was published in 1920."(Erich Maria Remarque) This was his first published novel which started off his whole career. He already had a strong passion but this sparked his career. As he grew older he also had a few other types of jobs. "After the war he worked as a pressreader, teacher, salesman, and racing driver, among other professions."(World Biography) Since he did these things he lots of experience and things to use that were relatable in his writing. Remarque was used to work, due to the hard working background and family that he had grown up with. Experiences shape an individual's life and it is clear that Remarque's literature was modeled after his personal experiences in his daily life, as well as his experiences in the war. Accordingly, Erich’s breakthrough work of literature was All Quiet on the Western Front. "The immense success of Im Westen nichts Neues, 1929; All Quiet on the Western Front, established Remarque as an author." (German Culture) After All Quiet on the Western Front was written, , he became a very well known, famous writer at that time. He was officially a hit. The novel was about the war and his experience, Paul was the main character in the novel and basically endured the same …show more content…
It made him who he is. “At the age of 16, Remarque had made his first attempts at writing; this included essays, poems, and the beginnings of a novel that was finished later and published in 1920” (Wikipedia) Art literature gave him his creative and beautiful talent in writing. He had great imagery and showed in in his WWII novel. “His last novel was Shadows in Paradise , he wrote it while living at 320 East 57th Street in New York City. The apartment building played a prominent role in his novel"(Wikipedia) The way he lived revolved around his novels and his novels revolved around his life, showing that his surroundings and background impacted his literature and vice versa. Next, Erich’s life changed many others because his life changed his literature which changed other’s lives. “In 1958 Remarque married a beautiful Hollywood actress Paulette Goddard (1911-1990), with whom he happily lived until his death in Locarno, Switzerland, in 1970.” (German Culture) Erich found happiness in life and a wife was one of those. Without his journey filled life he would not have had the experiences and concepts that he integrated into his literature. Remarque later died (insert date of death here) and left behind a true story about the reality of war, and a

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