This is one Remarque novel that, for my money, could have been inferred in the German language, unpublished here. I continue with the absolutely amazing Erich Maria Remarque and of course with The Black Obelisk examines the period between the two wars. Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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With the Erich Maria Remarque is one of the best known and most widely read authors of German literature in the twentieth century.

Obekisk Nazi horse butcher is married to the exhibitionist.

Erich Maria Remarque creates his own philosophical world and takes us slowly without condemning or criticizing openly. Others long for the old military discipline, for the greatness of the German state, for the prosperity.

Lists with This Book. He chose to stay “clean”, maybe not by himself, but he cannot be anything other than true to his ideals and now he has to live with that choice. Grey pictorial dust jacket over black cloth boards.

Hitler does make an appearance back two sentences at the end of the book. He was just born in the wrong time, wrong place, wrong surroundings.


About Erich Maria Remarque. I will say that this is my second favorite love story after Florentino and Fermina in Love in the Times of Cholera. A poor translation can kill a great book. More philosophical than descriptive, Rwmarque again denounces war and condemns its terror, brutality and senselessness.

Brilliantly paced dialogue and dark humor meet to drown the reader in a German city of the s, where inflation was pushing people to suicide and the extreme political right was gaining momentum. Even though he works for a funeral house, most probably the least compassionate place, in his free time he attempts to keep his soul.


Insanity in The Black Obelisk – Germany between the two world wars | Read with Style

I expected a much different context. View all 8 comments. What makes this more perfect? Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x He spent his youth at war and thus did not get to ask himself all the questions young people ask themselves.

Jan 28, Gennadyi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It just seemed to meander through various happenings and locations while never quite getting to a point.

But what about the period between the two wars? This is an older printing. Dec 03, Pages.

The Black Obelisk, a kind of sequel taking place in Germany after WWI, as the population fights merely to survive and go about their business. Ludwig works at a funeral home at a time where, day after blck the Deutschmark loses more and more of its worth, in exponential steps.

The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque

Want to Read saving…. Dec 03, Pages Buy. You hate the person and you love him. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Trivia About The Black Obelisk. Dust jacket is WORN with chips in spots along edges with most of them at tips of remaqrue and ends of spine, rear panel lightly age toned and a bit soiled, price clipped, now protected in clear archival cover.

Top end of spine has a small tear. This page was last edited on 23 Augustat Random House Trade Paperbacks, Review quote “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. But when it came to tombstones, as in this story of a dealer inthe problem of long range agreements was bringing the business remarquf the verge of. To ask other readers questions about The Black Obeliskplease sign up.


He tries to earn some extra money as a private tutor to a son of a bookstore owner, and by playing the organ at the chapel of a local insane asylum.

Stefan Zweig’s story Die unsichtbare Sammlung provided me with a glimpse of those unquiet waters, but Der schwarze Obelisk pushed me into the breakers, whence I now emerge snorting and dripping and shaking my head in wonder.

It’s set just between the first and second world wars in Germany, and it’s beautiful. Ironically, his destiny has brought him again close to death, working as an assistant in a funeral house.

Black Obelisk

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How did Germany and its people recover from the disastrous defeat and what spirits and thoughts led to a even more disastrous war? She is several different people at ones; she has suffered a lot and she has chosen the path of multiple personalities to protect herself from the world.

The government does nothing.

Despite the underlying seriousness of the book, it is rich with life and humor.