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Heroism and Friendship in the Novels of Erich Maria Remarque

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Haim Gordon

Erich Maria Remarque was one of a few twentieth-century novelists that described the heroism of ordinary people and the beautiful friendships that can arise among them. In discussing these moments of heroism and true friendship, this book illustrates the courage and generosity of these ordinary heroes in their willingness to see and to fight evil. As this book shows, even in harsh historical circumstances, people can establish friendships that are founded on basic trust, genuine dialogue, and true love.