Famous literary critic Harol Bloom offered what is probably the strongest denunciation to date of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (1929). In his preface to a volume of essays on the book, Bloom cites Oscar Wilde's critical maxim that "everything matters in art, except the subject, and all bad literature is sincere." Bloom then asserts that "what matters most in All Quiet on the Western Front indeed is the subject, World War I, and the book is very sincere.
"All is Not Quiet--J.A. Bernstein,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol2/iss1/7