Whether or not you are drawn to war novels, you’ll be moved by Erich Maria Remarque’s exceptional writing in this personal account of a German soldier’s experience during World War I. Although we’ll spend most of our time discussing this award-winning classic, we will also view clips from film versions and compare them to the book. Finally, we will read excerpts (provided) from the relevant sequel, The Road Back, about a veteran’s mental and emotional struggles returning to Germany after losing the war. Note: Read chapters 1-3 of the Wheen translation (free online) before the first class.
Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.