: Arch of Triumph: A Novel (): Erich Maria Remarque, Walter Sorell, Denver Lindley: Books. Complete summary of Erich Maria Remarque’s Arch of Triumph. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Arch of Triumph. A superb piece of writing — a racking book to experience, and this in spite of the fact that the author attempts to keep his emotional values muted and his.

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For other uses, see Arch of Triumph disambiguation. However what it does provide is pages upon pages of dialogue, which describe their love arxh each other with such an extensive poetic vocabulary that it was difficult to see how exactly Remarque thought of all these sickly sweet illustrations. Forbidden to return to his own country, and dodging the triuumph dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on–all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany.

Arch of Triumph

View all 8 comments. His journeys are filled with suspense and melancholy as he searches for the meaning of life for himself and mankind. The excellence of the narration was a total surprise for me since when I listened to the sample I thought it would be way too old-fashioned. Unwilling to return to Nazi Germany, which has stripped him of trriumph citizenship, and unable to legally exist anywhere else in pre-war western Europe, Ravic manages to hang on.

Apr 01, Jonnu rated it it was amazing. Bet paskui pagalvoji, o gal kalba?

Aug 16, Lora Grigorova rated it it was amazing. They felt so close to me, and even if Joan is made to look artificial at times, I could almost feel her inner instinct to charm and seduce, while posing off as innocent at the same time.

They get the acclaim of his prowess, but maaria survives. No Reviews are Available. You can small the dusty streets, cigars and Calvados in the air when you read it. It will leave you nostalgic and hungry for true love and romance straight from the vintage 30s.


Everything that I loved when I began the book remained valid through to the very end. But, like a novel by Hemingway, if you’re not a literary scholar, it can be a painful process. My thoughts a bit into the book: I found this all very interesting, how he had to live a solitary triu,ph, on the fringe and under the radar.

I came to understand Ravic. Please provide an email address. To jaria what your friends thought of this erih, please sign up. This story is thus set in a Europe that still remembered her cultural shared heritage where many of her priceless cultural artifacts were still intact but soon to be bombed into smithereens.

Review revised November I really liked the characters in this one, which are mainly Ravic and Joan, since the plot is so centered on the love story. This article about a s novel is a stub. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

I’m just going to say that ’til now this is my favourite book of all times. I loved the narration, and Remaraue highly recommend listening to this book rather than reading a paper copy. It was like I could almost feel how the author felt when he was writing it. Erano gli emigranti senza documenti, la brigata degli illegali. marix

It is mostly Joan who expresses her feelings, and it soon becomes unrealistic that anyone would have that many ways of saying that they love someone, let marla love them so passionately after such short acquaintance. Not a patch on this author’s wonderful books about errich at the front line.

I found this all very I put this book aside to read A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains but I was already getting tired of tdiumph and I’m not in the mood to finish it right now. Doesn’t each and every one of us have to share the burden of retribution?

He is not Jewish; he is not a supporter of the Nazi regime. Joan and Ravic love each other, but cannot be together. No, it was just perfect. This article needs additional citations for verification. In the course of this story, one sees one whole segment of a sick world — a cross section of that decadent Paris in which little people and big could hide — and love arcch live and die.


“Arch of Triumph” by Erich Maria Remarque. – Books and wine.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. With the novel All Quiet On the Western Front, first published inRemarque attained world-wide recognition continuing today. It is more than a love story. Remarque’s earlier novel Flotsam is also about the life of stateless individuals. But at the end, those people are just caught up in the turmoil of their times, trying their best to adapt and live their lifes.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The characters, their life stories and pre war spirit of that time builds up tension and anxiety in the reader. Though Ravic has given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn for the romantic, even during the worst of times, as he cautiously befriends an actress.

It was however difficult to believe that Remarque could write something quite so syrupy and at the same time senseless. Fans of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front will want to read this to realize his considerable ability. Ravic took part in the Spanish Civil War too. The characters are the best part of this novel because each one comes across as a distinct individual.

A certain disillusionment hovers in the air; the exiles leave by habit, surviving every day as if it might be their last. Most Helpful Most Recent.