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Eight Stories: Tales of War and Loss

by Erich Maria Remarque and Larry Wolff New York University Press
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A compelling set of short stories from the author of World War I classic, All Quiet on the Western Front 
German-American novelist Erich Maria Remarque captured the emotional anguish of a generation in his World War I masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as an impressive selection of novels, plays, and short stories. Remarque’s unforgettable voice is revived in this exquisite collection of a short stories that have long ago faded from public memory.  
From the haunted description of an abandoned battlefield to the pain of losing a loved one in the war to soldiers’ struggles with PTSD, the stories offer an unflinching glimpse into the physical, emotional, and even spiritual implications of World War I. Follow along the trials of naïve war widow Annette Stoll, reflect on the power of small acts of kindness toward dying soldier Gerhart Brockman, and join Johann Bartok, a wearied prisoner of war, in his struggle to reunite with his wife.  
Although a century has passed since the end of the Great War, Remarque’s writing offers a timeless reflection on the many costs of war. Eight Stories offers a beautiful tribute to the many pains that war inflicts on soldiers and civilians alike, and resurrects the work of a master author whose legacy – like the war itself – will endure for generations to come.    
“The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”

—The New York Times Book Review
Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was a German-American novelist. He was the author of numerous plays, short stories, and novels, most notably All Quiet on the Western Front.