Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters

Joseph Roth (Author) Michael Hofmann (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$39.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
January 16, 2012
Pages
512
Dimensions
6.7 X 1.9 X 9.3 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393060645
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About the Author

Joseph Roth (1894-1939) was the great elegist of the cosmopolitan culture that flourished in the dying days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He published several books and articles before his untimely death at the age of 44. Roth's writing has been admired by J. M. Coetzee, Jeffrey Eugenides, Elie Wiesel, and Nadine Gordimer, among many others.
The poet Michael Hofmann has won numerous prizes for his German translations.
The poet Michael Hofmann has won numerous prizes for his German translations.

Reviews

Hofmann... makes a worthy Virgil through the inferno on display in these pages... Part of the pleasure of reading Joseph Roth--the novels, stories, journalism, letters all--lies in his synthesis of an easily acquired street sapience with a hard-won erudition. He has a 19th-century aesthetic molested by 20th-century crimes, a dignified formalism perverted by an absurdist undertow. Modernity for Roth is a hideous prank played on us by the angel of history.--William Giraldi