The Horror of the World

The Horror of the World

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT— Erich Maria Remarque—Little, Brown ($2.50).

England's august Manchester Guardian has flatly called this German work "the greatest of all war books.' It moves in space, not in time. The interest of the scene completely dwarfs the interest of the story.

The Scene. "We" are the older soldiers (Tjaden, Westhus, Detering, Katczinsky) and the 19-year-old ones (ex-students all: Kropp, Muller, Leer, and "myself"— Paul Baumer). We are at the Western Front. We feel the Front in our blood. Shells...

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