A Time to Love and a Time to Die: A Novel by Erich Maria Remarque

By Erich Maria Remarque

From the necessary writer of wartime Germany, A Time to like and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet at the Western Front.

After years on the Russian entrance, Ernst Graeber eventually gets 3 weeks’ depart. yet considering leaves were canceled earlier than, he makes a decision to not write his mom and dad, fearing he may simply elevate their hopes.

Then, whilst Graeber arrives domestic, he unearths his apartment bombed to damage and his mom and dad nowhere in sight. not anyone is aware in the event that they are lifeless or alive. As his go away attracts to a detailed, Graeber reaches out to Elisabeth, a adolescence good friend. Like him, she is imprisoned in an international she didn't create. yet in a time of conflict, love turns out a global away. and occasionally, transitority convenience may end up in whatever unforeseen and redeeming.

“The international has an exceptional author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of definitely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. even if he writes of fellows or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, enterprise, and sure.”—The ny occasions e-book overview

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Men hva har det med denne saken å gjøre? - Kanskje en hel del. Kanskje ingenting. Det er for tidlig å si. - Nei hør nå her! - Vent litt, Lange. Jeg har politirapporten liggende foran meg. La meg kort referere hovedinnholdet i den. En patruljevogn ble sendt til St. Olavs gate 8 etter oppringning angående en ung pike som hadde lagt seg til å sove på fortauet i sterkt beruset tilstand. Det var like før midnatt, og det var kaldt. Da politiet kom dit, hadde det samlet seg åtte-ti personer der, og De var en av dem.

Piken var mindreårig. Carl Lange satt taus, lenge. Han var lamslått. Omsider reiste han seg. - Bare bli sittende, sa Osmundsen. Carl Lange stod. Han stod og hatet mannen foran seg. Han sa: - Takk for referatet. Jeg vet ikke om det er De som er uredelig, eller den som har skrevet rapporten. Når jeg er gått, kan De kanskje ta Dem bryet med å lese min versjon, hvis den da ikke er makulert. - Den har jeg lest. - Da er De sikkert også klar over at jeg ble ilagt en bot for motstand mot politiet. Og at jeg nektet å vedta den, og at kravet om bot ble frafalt og saken henlagt.

En middelaldrende mann ville ha en full, mindreårig pike med seg hjem. Han skjønte at slik kunne det se ut, særlig nå. Han var mistenkt. En sosial handling var i lys av den oppståtte mistanken blitt asosial, forbrytersk. Carl Lange konstaterte at han etter besøket på Politihuset var mindre opptatt av mistanken om voldtekt enn av selve personen Hans Osmundsen, eller rettere: det han stod for. Hans Osmundsen var en fiende. I Carl Langes øyne representerte han en kald, intelligent maktarroganse. Hans resymé av politirapporten hadde vært et mesterstykke i akkurat det; ingenting av det han hadde sagt hadde vært direkte usant, men det hadde vært omhyggelig tendensiøst.

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