Erich Maria Remarque Centennial Celebrated with Lectures and On-going Exhibit In a tribute to Veteran’s Day and in recognition of the renewed interest in war movies since the success of “Saving Private Ryan,” New York University’s Fales Library will present the lecture, “All Quiet on the Western Front: The `Realistic’ Portrayal of Combat in the Classic Anti-War Movie” by John Chambers, professor of history at Rutgers University and co-editor of the book World War II, Film and History, on Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at NYU’s Fales Library, 3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. For further information the public may call (212) 998-2596.

This lecture is offered in conjunction with the on-going exhibition at the NYU Fales Library, A Time to Live: The Life and Writings of Erich Maria Remarque, which commemorates the centennial of Remarque’s birth as well as the donation of the Erich Maria Remarque and Paulette Goddard Papers and Library given to NYU by Ms. Goddard in 1990.

The exhibition is on display until Thursday, December 17, in the Tracey/Barry Gallery of the NYU Fales Library; gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The exhibition draws on more than 62,000 pages of diaries, manuscripts, letters, photographs, documents, and personal effects; and on selections from Remarque’s personal library, which comprises more than 3,000 volumes including all copies of his books and an extensive collection of translations.

Lecturer John Chambers is an expert in 20th century U.S. history, especially in the areas of diplomatic and political history and in film and history. He is the author of To Raise an Army: The Draft Comes to Modern America and The Tyranny of Change: America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1920.

The NYU Fales Library holds a collection of over 170,000 volumes of British and American literature, and other special collections, from 1700 to the present. Its research collections comprise first editions, presentation copies, scholarly editions, and manuscripts.

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