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Roth, Joseph 1894-1939

Works: 1,264 works in 6,147 publications in 26 languages and 50,020 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Essays  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Honoree, Recipient, Performer, Interviewer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PT2635.O84, 833.912
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The Radetzky march by Joseph Roth( Book )

519 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th Century Austria, a peasant is ennobled for saving the emperor's life. His son further elevates the family's name by becoming a civil servant, but the grandson brings it back to square one with gambling and debauchery. A new translation of a classic
The emperor's tomb by Joseph Roth( Book )

239 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work is a nostalgic, haunting elegy to the end of youth and to the last days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I."
The tale of the 1002nd night by Joseph Roth( Book )

132 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visit by the Shah of Persia to 19th century Vienna sets in motion a tale of political and romantic intrigue. The other protagonists are Baron Taittinger, a cavalry officer appointed by the government to entertain the shah, and the baron's mistress who becomes the shah's lover
Job, the story of a simple man by Joseph Roth( Book )

106 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Mendel Singer, a God-fearing and ordinary Jew, living in Zuchnow in Russia. This modern Job goes through his trials in the ghettos of Tsarist Russia and on the unforgiving streets of New York. He loses his family, falls terribly ill and is badly abused. He needs a miracle
Hiob : Roman eines einfachen Mannes by Joseph Roth( Book )

227 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hiob" war Roths erster durchschlagender Erfolg als Autor - und bildet zusammen mit dem ein Jahr später erschienenen "Radetzkymarsch" auch den künstlerischen Höhepunkt seines Schaffens: Der kleine Lehrer Mendel Singer erfährt großes Leid, wendet sich gegen seinen Gott und findet erst in Amerika am Ende seines Lebens nach der wundersamen Wiedervereinigung mit seinem totgeglaubten Sohn wieder zurück zu seinem Glauben. Nicht nur stellt der "Roman eines einfachen Mannes", so der Untertitel, dabei ein exemplarisches Schicksal dar, sondern ist gleichzeitig ein Denkmal für die vernichtete Kultur des ostjüdischen Shtetls. Der Text folgt der Buchausgabe von 1930. Nachwort und ein vollständig neuer Kommentar geben Hilfen zum Verständnis besonders des jüdischen Hintergrundes
What I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933 by Joseph Roth( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Roth's essays record the violent social and political paroxysms that threatened to undo the precarious democracy that was the Weimar Republic."--Jacket
The spider's web and Zipper and his father by Joseph Roth( Book )

126 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der junge Leutnant Lohse kehrt aus dem Ersten Weltkrieg zurück und hat Probleme, sich in der zivilen Welt zurechtzufinden. In Berlin verfängt er sich in einem Netz aus Intrigen und Verrat und gerät in die Kämpfe zwischen Nationalsozialisten und Kommunisten, Bürgertum und Proletariat
Flight without end : a novel by Joseph Roth( Book )

88 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
The silent prophet by Joseph Roth( Book )

90 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
The legend of the holy drinker by Joseph Roth( Book )

160 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Roth (1894-1939) was a superb writer whose compact yet lambent fiction deserves the highest praise (and a much wider readership). The Legend of the Holy Drinker, written and published in the year of his death, is a deeply affecting tale of Andreas, an alcoholic like Roth, who drinks himself to death in the rough houses of Paris. Michael Hoffman's superb translation has rightly garnered much praise. Hoffman stresses that, although often esteemed for the simplicity of his style, Roth is no brutalist: it is the economy and the directness of his writing that is so moving and makes his work so special. Despite its melancholic subject matter The Legend is an uplifting novella. Throughout the tale Andreas, previously an impoverished vagrant, is continuously visited by miraculous good fortune that illuminates the last days of his mendicant existence and lift him, and the reader, to a new understanding of his (our) dissolution
The wandering Jews by Joseph Roth( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roth examined the concept of Jewish identity years before the onset of National Socialism and looked ahead with apprehension to Germany's future. Emotionally ravaged by the whirlwind events of Weimar Germany, he dared to write about the historical schism between Eastern and Western Jews, warning of the false comforts of materialism and assimilation and urging his fellow Jews to embrace their heritage and the land of Palestine as a nascent Jewish homeland. As one of Berlin's most eminent journalists, he traveled throughout Europe and composed these essays with both an exigency and restrained contemplation that have earned him comparisons to his more celebrated contemporaries, Thomas Mann and Isaac Babel."
Hotel Savoy ; Fallmerayer the stationmaster ; The bust of the emperor by Joseph Roth( Book )

184 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Still bearing scars from the gulag, a freed POW wanders across Russia to an industrial town in Eastern Europe. In its massive Hotel Savoy, he meets a surreal case of characters - the dancer Stasia, a former factory owner obsessed with winning the lottery, and a host of cigar-puffing plutocrats and Slav revolutionaries - waiting in vain for something to happen: the return from America of a tycoon named Bloomfield. Like Europe itself in 1932, the hotel is the stage upon which characters follow fate to its tragic destination
Right and left ; The legend of the holy drinker by Joseph Roth( Book )

45 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1920s, the novel charts the rivalry of the two sons of a wealthy banker, one of them a Nazi. It is a brilliant evocation of Berlin in the years before the rise of Nazism; a society on the brink of disintegration
Tarabas, a guest on earth by Joseph Roth( Book )

81 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful fable set in the early days of the Russian Revolution, Tarabas is the story of a Russian peasant who learns in his youth from a gypsy that it is his destiny to be both a murderer and saint. It is Roth's special gift that, in Tarabas's fulfillment of his tragic destiny, the larger movements of history find their perfect expression in the fate of one man
Rebellion by Joseph Roth( Book )

46 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1924 German novel on destiny. The hero is a one-legged veteran of World War I, earning his living by playing a barrel organ. A run-in with a wealthy man sends him to prison, he loses his musician's license and his wife leaves him
Report from a Parisian paradise : essays from France, 1925-1939 by Joseph Roth( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Roth, the greatest newspaper correspondent of his age, left the splintering Weimar Republic for France in 1925 and produced, until his death in 1939, some of the finest writing of his career. Collected here for the first time, Roth's essays form an unrivaled portrait of France in the late 1920s and 1930s - a society at a twentieth-century crossing point - resolute in its desire to preserve a past that was already crumbling while at the same time drawn to the seductive rhythms of urban life. Roth describes a world where the center could not hold - a portrait of a country unknowingly barreling toward social collapse and political anarchy."--Jacket
The hundred days by Joseph Roth( Book )

37 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Napoleon's return to the throne in Paris, as imagined by the incomparable Joseph Roth. Set during the infamous period between Napoleon's escape from Elba and his second defeat and recapture at Waterloo, The Hundred Days describes the great Emperor's last shot at glory and his final transformation from a godlike ruler into an ordinary, humble man. Roth frames the novel through the perspectives of Napoleon himself as well as his devoted Corsican laundress Angelina, to show the demise of their seemingly intertwined fates. The Hundred Days is enriched with Roth's signature lyrical elegance and haunting atmospheric details" --
Confession of a murderer : told in one night by Joseph Roth( Book )

24 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Der Antichrist by Joseph Roth( Book )

27 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the rest of Joseph Roth's oeuvre has been made available to the English-speaking world in recent years, this new translation by Richard Panchyk? a distant relative of Roth? will redress the historical absence of such a key, neglected work in the Roth canon. Roth penned and published The Antichrist during the first years of his exile from his homeland, and an English translation was published in London, in 1935 by William Heinemann. The Antichrist's singularity amongst Joseph Roth's work stems both from the urgency that courses through its prose and the book's hybrid form, which s
Joseph Roth : a life in letters by Joseph Roth( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven in brieven van de Oostenrijkse schrijver (1894-1939)
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What I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933
Alternative Names
Iosephus Roth

Joseph Roth austrian novelist and journalist

Joseph Roth Oostenrijks schrijver

Joseph Roth rakouský novinář a spisovatel

Joseph Roth scrittore e giornalista austriaco

Józef Roth pisarz austriacki

Jozefs Rots

Rot, Cozef 1894-1939

Rot, Giozeph 1894-1939

Rot, Jozef.

Rot, Jozef 1894-1939

Rôt, Yôsēf 1894-1939

Rôt, Yôzef 1894-1939

Roth, Josef 1894-1939

Roth Joseph

Roth, Józef.

Roth, Józef 1894-1939

Roth , Moses Joseph

Roth, Moses Joseph 1894-1939

Rot̕i, Iozep̕ 1894-1939

Rōto, Yōzefu 1894-1939

Rots, Jozefs 1894-1939

Rūṯ, Ǧūzif 1894-1939

Γιόζεφ Ροτ

Ροτ, Γιόζεφ 1894-1939

Йозеф Рот

Рот И

Рот И. 1894-1939

Рот, Йозеф

Рот, Йозеф 1894-1939

Рот, Йозеф Мойсeй 1894-1939

Рот М. Й

Рот М. Й. 1894-1939

Іозеф Рот

Јозеф Рот

יוזף רות

רוט, יוזף 1894-1939

רוט, יוסף 1894-1939

רות, יוזף 1894-1939

רות, יוסף 1894־1939

جوزف روث، 1894-1939

جوزيف روث

یوزف رت ژورنالیست و نویسنده اتریشی

로트, 요셉 1894-1939

로트, 요제프 1894-1939


ヨーゼフ・ロート 1894-1939

ロート, ヨーゼフ

ロート, ヨーゼフ 1894-1939


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The emperor's tombThe tale of the 1002nd nightJob, the story of a simple manHiob : Roman eines einfachen MannesWhat I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933The spider's web and Zipper and his fatherFlight without end : a novelThe silent prophet