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Erich Maria Remarque was a German novelist born in 1898. He was conscripted into the army during World War I, during which he served on the Western Front. After his military service, he completed his teacher training and began working as a primary school teacher.
Remarque had begun writing as a teenager, and his first novel, The Dream Room, was published in 1920 using his given name, Erich Paul Remark. The same year saw the end of his teaching career, after which he worked as a race car driver, librarian, and journalist, among other jobs.
Remarque’s second novel, Station at the Horizon, was serialized in 1927. It was not published in book form until 1998. In 1927, he also wrote his best known work, All Quiet on the Western Front. The novel, which was based on his own experiences during World War I, was published in 1929. Wishing to separate this novel from his earlier writing, he changed his name, adopting his mother’s name as a middle name and using the traditional spelling of his family name.
Writing about the experiences of Germany in wartime, Remarque published eleven additional novels, two of which were published posthumously, along with several plays and a collection of short stories. Many of his novels, including Three Comrades, Arch of Triumph, and Spark of Life, were best sellers.
In 1933, Remarque’s works were banned by the Nazi government, and the author fled to Switzerland. Aside from a year in the United States, Remarque would remain until his death in 1970.