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. The evocative story of a man without a country, Arch of Triumph is a World War II– era classic from the author of All Quiet on the Western Front. It is Despite.

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Remarque’s break-through came with his “All Quiet on Western Front” in the wake of the Great War, in which Europe committed cultural suicide at an intellectual level, and just over two decades later, started her material end with the rampage initiated by Hitler, the Bolshevik dictator and totally incompetent political nincompoops who led the allied nations.

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

tdiumph Nav jau vairs daudz ko teikt. Review revised November Aug 16, Lora Grigorova rated it it was amazing. Doesn’t each and every one of us have to share the burden of retribution?

One of my favorite books. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. No Reviews are Available. Publisher’s Summary It is Paris is always popular. O tai tik paveikslai. If Remarque had 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.


You simply MUST understand. Seems to be the embodiment of the motto “life sucks and then you die. Here he meets survive-at-any-cost, Joan, and he recognizes his major torturer from the prison camps.

It fit; it ended as it had to end given Ravic’s character and what he had lived through. View all 4 comments. 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.

Joan and Ravic love each other, but cannot be together.


In a world where nothing is right, where humanity has continued on the path Arch of Triumph: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. See 2 questions about Arch of Triumph….

Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, Ravic–a German doctor and refugee living in Paris–has been treating some of the city’s most elite citizens for two years on the behalf of two less-than-skillful French physicians. 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.

Human suffering the characters in this book endure seems to look like a last farewell to something priceless, never to reappear, for we forget, and forget.

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

And, by the way, they drink Calvados throughout the story. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Everything that I loved w My thoughts a bit into the book: 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.


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I give this book two out of five wine bottles. Arch of Triumph German: He is living in Paris without papers and thus forbidden to preform surgeries. It was made into a feature film in and remade as a television film in It’s set in the illegal refugee 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 rmarque and can’t seem to stop thinking about all the really big issues of life.

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.