By Erich Maria Remarque
From the indispensable writer of wartime Germany, A Time to like and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet at the Western Front.
After years on the Russian entrance, Ernst Graeber eventually gets 3 weeks’ go away. yet when you consider that leaves were canceled earlier than, he makes a decision to not write his mom and dad, fearing he could simply bring up their hopes.
Then, while Graeber arrives domestic, he unearths his condo bombed to damage and his mom and dad nowhere in sight. no one understands in the event that they are useless or alive. As his go away attracts to a detailed, Graeber reaches out to Elisabeth, a formative years buddy. Like him, she is imprisoned in an international she didn't create. yet in a time of battle, love turns out an international away. and occasionally, transitority convenience may end up in whatever unforeseen and redeeming.
“The global has an outstanding author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of absolutely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. no matter if he writes of guys or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, enterprise, and sure.”—The ny occasions publication evaluate
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