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1. A small mark or sketch engraved in the margin of a plate to indicate its stage of development prior to completion.
2. A print or proof from a plate carrying such a mark.

[French, from remarquer, to remark; see remark.]
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(rɪˈmɑːk) or


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a plate so marked
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print or proof from a plate so marked
[C19: from French; see remark]


(Biography) Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
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1. a distinguishing mark indicating a particular stage of an engraved plate.
2. a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usu. removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
3. a plate so marked.
[1880–85; < French; see remark]



Erich Maria, 1898–1970, German novelist, in the U.S. after 1939.
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When readers think of the literature of World War I, it is often the British war poets or novels from other nationalities such as Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) or Ernest Hemingways A Farewell to Arms (1927), and, perhaps, memoirs such as Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth (1933) and Ernst Jungers Storm of Steel (1920).
-- German foot soldier and writer Erich Maria Remarque, Regiment of the XV Infantry Reserve, from the book "After"
All Quiet on the Western Front was a Hollywood adaptation of a bestselling German novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which fictionalised his experiences in the trenches of the Great War.
During which war is the Erich Maria Remarque novel All Quiet on the Western Front set?
Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was a German-American novelist.
We learnt all about him at the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Centre.
Externally, not all is so quite on the Kingdom's Western front, to twist the legendary novelist Erich Maria Remarque's masterpiece's title.
The film was based on an Erich Maria Remarque novel, and Universal Studios, having won an Academy Award in 1930 with its adaptation of Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front," was hoping lightning would strike again.
Erich Maria Remarque is a novelist who has showed unfailing courage to portray the bare realties of the life of military people in the front.
If one takes into account the sheer numbers of World War I remembrances, there are not that many that present the traumatized stories that we see from the hands of Robert Graves, Romain Rolland, and Erich Maria Remarque. But Vietnam memoirs reveal endless ambiguities, absurdities, doubts, and outright rejection on the part of the participants, so much so it is hard to imagine any memoir of it would present the stalwart accounts that dominated stories about the world wars.