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Description - Spark Of Life by Erich Maria Remarque

"In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man's dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine."

In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man's dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine.

For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation-or force their own-then their suffering will not have been in vain.

Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the terror. But their expectations are jaded and their defenses are down. It is possible that the courageous yet terribly weak prisoners have just enough left in them to resist. And if they die fighting, they will die on their own terms, cheating the Nazis out of their devil's contract.

oThe 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.o-The New York Times Book Review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780449912515
ISBN-10: 0449912515
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 141mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Fawcett
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 27-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Erich Maria Remarque

ERICH MARIA REMARQUE (1898-1970) was himself in combat during World War I, and was wounded five times, the last time very severely. During the postwar years he taught briefly, became a stonecutter in the cemetery of Osnabruck where he had been born in 1898, and served as an assistant editor of Sportsbild. Remarque came to the United States in 1939 and remained for the duration of World War II, but returned to Switzerland afterward. All Quiet on the Western Front made him rich and world-famous at thirty-three, but these consequences did not still his intense determination to concentrate in his fiction upon the worst horrors of the age, war and inhumanity, with which nearly all of his nine subsequent novels have been concerned.

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