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Liebe und Leiden: Edgar Rais Roman über Remarque im Exil

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Erich Maria Remarque in seinem Haus am Lago Maggiore, in dem er auch in seinen letzten Lebensjahren wieder gewohnt hat.

Erich Maria Remarque in seinem Haus am Lago Maggiore, in dem er auch in seinen letzten Lebensjahren wieder gewohnt hat.

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Mit „Ascona“ hat Edgar Rai einen Roman über Erich Maria Remarque und sein Exil im geborgten Paradies im Schweizer Tessin geschrieben.

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Lauter große Persönlichkeiten in einem verschlafenen Nest

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Ein Roman, der nochmal komplett umgeschrieben werden muss

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Mit einer Flucht beginnt es, mit einer zweiten endet es

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