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Erich Maria Remarque
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    (June 22, 1898-September 25, 1970)
    Birth name is Erik Paul Remark
    Drafted into the German Army during World War I (1916)
    Best known as the author of 'All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)'
    Wrote 'The Road Back (1931),' 'Flotsam (1941),' 'Arch of Triumph (1946),' 'Spark of Life (1952),' 'The Black Obelisk (1956)' and 'The Night in Lisbon (1962)'
    He rarely gave interviews.
    He was friends with Leni Riefenstahl.
    He married three times (including once to actress Paulette Goddard).
    He was not faithful to his wives.
    He had a long affair with Marlene Dietrich.
    None of his later novels achieved the success of 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'
    He was wounded several times on the front lines during World War I.
    His writings describe the horror and pointlessness of war.
    His books were banned and burned by the Nazis.
    His sister was executed by the Nazis for being sympathetic to the Allies (1943).
    He fled Europe during World War II to the United States.
    His book 'All Quiet on the Western Front' is often considered among the greatest of all anti-war novels.

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