The Dream Room

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The Dream Room (German: Die Traumbude) was Erich Maria Remarque's first novel, published under the name Erich Remark. He started writing it at the age of sixteen and completed it after his service in World War I, but it was not published until 1920.

When he published "All Quiet on the Western Front" in 1928, Remarque changed his middle name in memory of his mother and reverted to the earlier spelling of the family name to dissociate himself from Die Traumbude.[1] The original family name, Remarque, had been changed to Remark by his grandfather in the 19th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afterword by Brian Murdoch, translator of 1996 English edition of All Quiet on the Western Front. London: Vintage Books. 1996. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-09-953281-1.