: 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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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 it and I’m not in the mood to finish it right now.


This continues until the very end when once again Ravic chooses the most inappropriate moment to realise that he had never stopped loving ericg.

Even on the verge of a second World War, people are still fighting the same problems — hatred, jealousy, envy — and people are still able to love — completely, selflessly, passionately.

If Remarque erih written the book, so that the two different worlds, the one with Ravic as a surgeon and the one with Ravic as a lover, had been spread out evenly across the story, it would have been a better book. Ravic leaned against the railing of the bridge.


Lists with This Book. Then he falls in love and its just blah blah blah about what love really is and can we ever really be happy and afch is going to leave the other one firt. Interesting and exciting and marvelously written. Amid all eirch turmoil, just when he should least expect it, he falls in love with Joan, an actress.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The setting is Paris, nervous about the unrest in Europe prior to the start of World War II, and filled with expatriates and refugees of many nationalities.

Quotes from Arch of Triumph. Ravic held the burning match for her. This book transforms you back in time to post war Paris.

The book is NOT about war experiences per se but rather about their personal consequences, tfiumph the larger perspective of the many who lived through the 20th Century.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ravic has one aim beyond simply surviving, to get revenge on that Nazi who has tortured him and those he loved. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. However what it does provide is pages upon pages of dialogue, which describe their love for each other with such an extensive poetic vocabulary that it was difficult to see how exactly Remarque thought of all these sickly sweet illustrations.

The face was rigid and masklike; it looked hollowed out, and her eyes in the light from the street lamps had an expression of such glassy emptiness that they caught his attention.

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Refresh and try again. Ravic saw at once she was no whore. This story like Remarque’s “All Quite on the Western Front” tells the cautionary tale of the costs of war to the lives of human beings. E, su tutta la vicenda, la malinconia della nebbia, della pioggia fine, del grigiore delle brume, delle ombre serali, dei profumi sfatti e delle note di un violino,come riflessi delle emozioni e degli umori umani.


It’s set in the illegal refugee community in Paris during the second world war, and the protagonist is a arc too sympathetic doctor, who practises illegally for pittances, drinks himself down more or less every night because of his insomnia, has casual relationships when he doesn’t play chess with a Russian refugee friend of his, has countless political discussions and can’t seem to stop thinking about all the really big issues of life.

A certain disillusionment hovers in the air; the exiles leave by habit, surviving every day as if it might be their last. He is not Jewish; he is not a supporter of the Nazi regime. He saw a pale face, high cheekbones and wide-set eyes.

Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country by Erich Maria Remarque

To ask other readers questions about Arch of Triumphplease sign up. Mar 18, Cheryl Kennedy rated it arcn was amazing. He finds work by performing surgery for two, less than average, French doctors. View all 33 comments. Who will hold to their own values under maximum stress? Ravic took part in the Spanish Civil War too.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Nav jau vairs daudz ko teikt. It isand, despite having no permission to perform surgery, Ravic, a very accomplished German surgeon and a stateless refugee living in Paris, has been ghost-operating on patients for two years on the behalf of two less skillful French physicians. He could feel the damp porous stone under his hands.