1986 ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Erich Maria Remarque Hardcover Mylar Jacket
This is a Book of the Month Club edition reissued on the 60th anniversary in1986, included is the book club's12 page stapled booklet with a new Introduction by Mordecai Richler. Foxing at edge of pages. Dust jacket shows light edge wear with some scattered light foxing. Chip missing at bottom of spine and tear to top of rear flap.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque who is a German veteran of World War I. Although many books found themselves in the Nazi book-burning bonfires of 1933, including seminal writers and thinkers like Kafka, Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein, none were as critical of wartime Germany as All Quiet on the Western Front. Seen as unpatriotic by the National Socialists and even a number of non-Nazi aligned military personnel and writers, what these groups and individuals disliked about the book is exactly what makes it so compelling an account of the true horrors of warfare. If you are a collector of banned books, this is a must have.