Books: Fatherland Remembered

THE BLACK OBELISK (434 pp.)—Erich Maria Remarque — Harcourt, Brace ($4.50).

"I am no longer German." said Novelist Erich Maria (All Quiet on the Western Front) Remarque twelve years ago. "Even when I dream, it is about America." Remarque, now a U.S. citizen, may have American dreams, but his memories are still German. After several books on the Nazi-World War II era, he has now returned to the scene of his earlier. post-Versailles trips among the ruins (The Road Back, Three Comrades). The quality of the new book and of its time is simply...

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