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Questions about Erich Maria Remarque's 1928 novel 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (German: 'Im Westen nichts Neues'. Use this tag with [erich-maria-remarque] and [german-literature] tags.

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What do "fünf Tage Dicken" and "fünf Tage Kahn" mean in All Quiet on the Western Front?

In Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front), Remarque uses the phrases "fünf Tage Dicken" and "fünf Tage Kahn." Can anyone explain those phrases?
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What well known phrase from "Götz von Berlichingen" is alluded to in All Quiet in the Western Front?

In Chapter 10 of All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul and his comrades are goofing around by pretending to give orders to each other. "Tjaden!" - "What?" - "Stand at ease, Tjaden; and what's more, ...
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Why is Paul so torn when he stabs the French soldier?

In All Quiet in the Western Front, the protagonist and narrator, Paul Bäumer, hides in a shell hole between the trenches and is forced to kill a French soldier that stumbles in beside him during an ...
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Why is there German in the English version of All Quiet on the Western Front?

In All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul remarks Then I become quiet. "Pardon me, Herr Doctor, I will keep still but do not chloroform me." After the doctor threatens to chloroform him when he ...
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What does "Wireless-men" mean?

In All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator says, In the meantime we receive visitors, a couple of wireless-men, who are generously invited to the feed. They sit in the living-room where there ...
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