The Loveland Public Library in partnership with the Colorado Humanities is hosting a discussion of the classic All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.
With All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque emerged as an eloquent spokesman for a generation that had been, in his own words, "destroyed by war, even though it might have escaped its shells." Remarque's realistic depiction of trench warfare from the perspective of young soldiers struck a chord with the war's survivors—soldiers and civilians alike. Join us as World War I expert Angela Cunningham explores the book and the post war context in which it was written.
The discussion will be facilitated by Angela Cunningham. Her doctoral research is focused on the American experience of the great war. Drawing on a collection of several thousand military records and her own interdisciplinary background, Angela's research focuses on how individual soldiers' movements, relationships and life courses bind together home and front, examining how the effects of military service on the Western Front were carried home and rippled out through families and communities long after the guns had fallen silent.
Multiple copies of the book will be available for checkout from the library
This is part of the series Where Do We Go From Here?": America in the First World War Presented by the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colorado Humanities, and the Colorado World War I Centennial Commission.