90 pages 3 hours read

Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1929

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Essay Topics


According to the novel, poor people accounted for the bulk of the combat soldiers. Meanwhile, the ones who were advocating for the war to be fought were of higher socio-economic classes and by contrast saw very little front-line action. What larger significance does this hypocrisy have?


In what ways does this novel intersect with the writer Gertrude Stein’s “The Lost Generation”?


In your estimation, is this novel a work of literary modernism? If no, then what is your refutation? If yes, then in what ways does the novel fit the classification of modernism?