The sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front, one of the most powerful novels of the First World War and a twentieth century classic.
The mud and horror of the Western Front swallowed the lives of many, but it consumed the youth, innocence and dreams of many more – those men who returned from the Great War to be met as strangers by their families, and with incomprehension by that older generation who sent them from school to the battlefield. Even their fellowship in arms, the close comradeship that sustained them through the worst times, now falls away in civilian life.
But something abides. Burdened as they are by economic hardship and the physical and emotional ravages of war, a group of men struggle against the odds to resurrect their lives and build their futures. Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, was a lament for lost generation. This sequel speaks with the same resonant voice for those who came back.
TRANSLATED BY BRIAN MURDOCH
Title: WAY BACK CLA FIRST WORLD WAR
Author: REMARQUE ERICH MARIA
Publication date: 05/11/2019
Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSIC RHO