: 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.

Author: Kajin Kazijas
Country: Bahrain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 7 November 2012
Pages: 205
PDF File Size: 7.27 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.30 Mb
ISBN: 606-5-87582-328-7
Downloads: 11356
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gojas

This site uses cookies.

Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country

View all 8 comments. It fit; erlch ended as it had to end given Ravic’s character and what he had lived through. This article needs additional citations for verification.

And sometimes it doesn’t work. I liked this one as much as All Quiet. View all 33 comments. She gave herself to whatever she did remarqeu women were nothing but drinking, when they drank ; nothing but love when they loved; nothing but desperation when they were desperate; and nothing but forgetfulness when they forgot.

Nov 21, Signe rated it it was amazing. His surgical skills are excellent; he has to arc a living so he performs surgeries for “acclaimed” French doctors who are inept.

frich 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. The suspense is palpable as Ravic’s existence as an undocumented surgeon builds. 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 alone love them so passionately after such short acquaintance.

They get the acclaim of his prowess, but he survives. Because the Arch of Triumph stands at the end, sometimes gloomy, but always magnificent. A certain disillusionment hovers in the air; the exiles leave by habit, surviving every day as if it might be their last.


In a world where nothing is right, where humanity has continued on the path Arch of Triumph: Not his best While the story is sometimes interesting I found it uphill work after halfway through where it becomes endlessly repetitious and full of wearisome wrangling between the two mismatched lovers.

And though he’s 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.

He is living in Paris without papers and thus forbidden to preform surgeries.

“Arch of Triumph” by Erich Maria Remarque.

If Remarque had written the book, so that the two different worlds, the one with Ravic as a surgeon and the one with Rtiumph as a lover, had been spread out evenly across the story, it msria have been a better book. He had been a surgeon in Germany but as he is living illegally without papers, he has to take whatever work a few French doctors give him work that they don’t want to do such as trying to save a woman’s life after a botched abortion.

It’s set in the illegal remxrque community in Paris during the second world war, and the protagonist is a not 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 discuss I was blown away by this book.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

It was never too exaggerated to increase tension, but boy does it mount. Did you know that Remarque died in ?

Being a strong pacifist, Remarque, who served in World War I, tries once again to present not rfmarque the uselessness of war, but its inevitability too. The characters are few in this novel, really Ravic and Joan drive most of the stories plot, so Remarque ericu time to fully develop these very interesting characters and this intriguing story line. Amid all this turmoil, just when he should least rriumph it, he falls in love with Joan, an actress.


Ravic has one aim beyond simply surviving, to get revenge on that Nazi who has tortured him and those he loved. Here he meets survive-at-any-cost, Joan, and he recognizes his major torturer from the prison camps. Bila i ostala jedna od mojih omiljenih knjiga svih vremena. Seems to be the embodiment of the motto “life sucks and then you die.

ARCH OF TRIUMPH by Erich Maria Remarque | Kirkus Reviews

Every time Joan and Ravic met there was alcohol — they even had their own type of alcohol Calvados which soon became a part of their sentimental love. At the end, both lose — she is killed by a lover, and he — having fulfilled his goal of revenge — is facing concentration camp again — this time a French one. And though he’s 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.

Erich Maria Remarque never wrote in English but only in German. Review revised November Sign up here to etich your FREE alerts. This continues until the very end when once again Ravic chooses the most inappropriate moment to realise that he had never stopped adch her.

With the novel All Quiet Remarqque the Western Front, first published inRemarque attained world-wide recognition continuing today. View all 4 comments. Who will hold to their own values under maximum stress?