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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And sometimes it doesn’t work. No Reviews are Available. May 28, the gift rated it it was amazing Shelves: The prose in this translation is often poetic. The characters are few in this novel, really Ravic and Joan drive most of the stories plot, so Remarque has time to fully develop these very interesting characters and this intriguing story line. Jun 24, Al rated it really liked it.

The character Ravic also makes a brief appearance in Remarque’s novel, Shadows in Paradise. Really his main goal is to avoid capture and deportation, and survive the coming maelstrom of war. 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.

ARCH OF TRIUMPH by Erich Maria Remarque | Kirkus Reviews

In fact, I think love story is not central point of the book. 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. It was however difficult to believe that Remarque could write something quite so syrupy and at the same time senseless.


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

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.

An exiled German doctor living in Paris in Erich Maria Remarque never wrote in English but only in German. He conveys the mood of unrest, fear and tension of the large communities of displaced immigrants, expatriates and working people on the streets of Paris; the hotel doormen, maids.

Nov 21, Signe rated it it was amazing. My thoughts a bit into the book: She is all primary strength and instinct. The reader can feel the tension of the city and fear of it’s people in the words of Remarque, and you are left with a feeling of hopelessness for everyone.

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And though he’s given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a afch for the romantic, even during the worst of times. Retrieved from ” https: To ask other readers questions about Arch of Triumphplease sign up. I’ve read the book multiple times and fell in love with the characters It was his second worldwide bestseller after All Quiet on the Western Front[1] written during his exile in the United States — Arch of Triumph By: Jun 13, Olga rated it it was amazing.

One of these nameless, faceless souls is Ravic, a German doctor hiding in Paris.

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

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This had all the indicia of a great novel and it was very good, I enjoyed reading it. Paperbackpages. This site uses cookies. Arch of Triumph German: He earns a living as a ghost surgeon for French doctors who are not as talented as he is. The characters, their life stories and pre war spirit of that time builds up tension and anxiety in the reader. Please provide an email address. Ravic is a stateless refugee and an accomplished German hriumph.


There is another central character – Triumlh, who he falls in love with. Oct 31, Agnieszka rated it really liked it Shelves: Through Ravic you see the consequences of history on an individual. This article remqrque a s novel is a stub.


Apr 18, Agnes rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress.

For other uses, see Arch of Triumph disambiguation. It is very old and still it touches on some things that are universal and beyond restraints such as triumpg.

Review revised November Puikaus autoriaus, puiki knyga. WWII is looming and almost everyone knows it. This is why my appreciation of the book was less than magnificent. Remarque triuumph known for the classic All Quiet on the Western Front, which is one of the greatest war stories ever told.

Joan is another completely different story and I felt the book did not explain as well why she was who she was.

He is living in Paris without papers and thus forbidden to preform surgeries. This novel even surpasses his “Drei Kamaraden” translated as “Three Comrades” in helpless tenderness and poitless loss, the inevitable legacy of every war irrespective of what some power-hungry brute says, be he a dictator or a ‘democratically’ elected ruffian, specimens of whom are all too common today. You simply MUST understand.