Erich Maria Remarque

The Way Back
  • The Way Back

  • The sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front, one of the most powerful novels of the First World War and a twentieth-century classic.

    The men who survived the horror of the Western Front endured unimaginable violence and the loss of their innocence – they were the lucky ones. How do they return home? Young, spirited Ernst is one. Finding himself inexplicably returned to his childhood bedroom, chafing, restless, he attempts to resurrect his life. If All Quiet on the Western Front was a lament for lost generation, this sequel speaks with the same resonant voice for those who came back.

    The is a new definitive English translation by expert Remarque-translator Brian Murdoch.

    ‘Remarque is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank’- New York Times Book Review

RELEASED 03/10/2019

Erich Maria Remarque (Author) Erich Maria Remarque was a German author and veteran of the First World War. He was born 1898 in Osnabrück, Germany. At the age of 18 he was conscripted into the German army. During his service he was wounded by shrapnel in the left leg, right arm and neck. Following the war he worked as a primary school teacher, and later as a librarian, a journalist and a technical writer. Among Remarque’s published novels were All Quiet on the Western Front, The Road Back, Three Comrades and Arch of Triumph. His works were publicly burned by the Nazi German government, and in 1947 he and his first wife became naturalised citizens of the United States. Four years earlier, his sister had been executed at the behest of Hitler’s ‘People’s Court’. Remarque adapted the book Ten Days to Die, about Hitler’s final days, as a screenplay, and he also wrote for the stage. His last novel was The Night in Lisbon, published in 1962. During his lifetime Remarque married twice and had love affairs with the actresses Hedy Lamarr, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo.