The Leviathan

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4.57 X 7.02 X 0.23 inches | 0.14 pounds
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About the Author

Joseph Roth was born in 1894 in a small Galician town on the eastern borders of the Hapsburg Empire. After serving in the Austro-Hungarian army from 1916 to 1918, he worked as a journalist in Vienna and in Berlin. He died in Paris in 1939, leaving behind 13 novels, including The Radetzky March (1932), as well as many stories and essays.
Michael Hofmann is a poet and frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost translators of works from German to English. His original poetry collections include One Lark, One Horse and Where Have You Been? He has translated Willy Peter Reese's A Stranger to Myself, Joseph Roth's The Tale of the 1002nd Night, Herta Muller's The Land of the Green Plums, and Gottfried Benn's Impromptus. Hofman lives in London.


Joseph Roth was a cultural monument of Galician Jewry: ironic, compassionate, perfectly pitched to his catastrophic era.--Harold Bloom
With the writings of Kafka and Robert Musil, Roth's work constitutes Austria-Hungary's finest contribution to early-twentieth-century fiction.
The Leviathan is expansive, lyrical in tone, folkloric in manner.--J. M. Coetzee