All Quiet On The Western Front
Im Die Westen Nichts Neues. Considered as the definitive fictional text and recount of the First World War. An extraordinary novel which permits a harrowing, breath-taking and confronting personification of the most poignant moment in modern history the Great War.
I see this novel, as many others do to, as the book that all should read. It brings forth history, storytelling, poetry, vividness and imagery, truth, sorrow, joy, love and hate. Humanity is written between these pages. Don't let it fade.
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
This book will galvanize your mind and this story will forever be with you after a read. If you had to read just one book in a lifetime - it could be this one - should be this one.
This copy is the original and most famous poetic translation by A.W WHEEN.