All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel by the German writer Erich Maria Remarque. The novel was first published in 1929. Here, the author, as in his other works, raised the topic of the First World War. The protagonist, Paul Bäumer, tells us about the horrors he saw at the front. In the context of the "lost generation" idea, Remarque describes people who have been through a war and are no longer able to live as they used to live before.