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Roth, Joseph 1894-1939

Works: 1,473 works in 6,616 publications in 21 languages and 51,456 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Periodicals  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Essays 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Illustrator, Honoree, Recipient, Performer, Instrumentalist, Interviewer
Classifications: PT2635.O84, 833.912
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The Radetzky march by Joseph Roth( Book )

549 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 3,879 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
The emperor's tomb by Joseph Roth( Book )

262 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,884 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 )

142 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,348 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
The spider's web and Zipper and his father by Joseph Roth( Book )

138 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1923, drei Tage vor Hitlers Putschversuch in München erschienen, zeichnet>Das Spinnennetz<das Porträt einer Gesellschaft von Mitläufern, die der Katastrophe entgegeneilt
Hiob : Roman eines einfachen Mannes by Joseph Roth( Book )

236 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 998 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
Job, the story of a simple man by Joseph Roth( Book )

38 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and German and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly arrived immigrant to New York experiences a series of devastating misfortunes. Just as he begins to lose his faith in God, something comes along to restore his faith, a miracle that will have the reader rejoicing
What I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933 by Joseph Roth( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 922 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 wandering Jews by Joseph Roth( Book )

57 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 922 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."
The silent prophet by Joseph Roth( Book )

97 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because he is born illegitimate, Friedrich Kargan lacks even a social identity. Moving to Vienna, he becomes involved both in revolutionary agitation and a love affair. Caught by the authorities on his first trip to Russia, he endures a Siberian interlude before escaping. Moving among various plotters and underground cabals across Europe, he eventually returns to Russia after the February Revolution. He becomes leader of the Red Army but comes to realize during the civil war that the revolution seems to be over before it has begun: the cause has been betrayed, yesterday's proletariat has become today's bourgeoisie. Exile might offer the only solution."--BOOK JACKET
The hundred days by Joseph Roth( Book )

36 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 754 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"--
Right and left ; The legend of the holy drinker by Joseph Roth( Book )

60 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 723 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
The legend of the holy drinker by Joseph Roth( Book )

130 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 691 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
Report from a Parisian paradise : essays from France, 1925-1939 by Joseph Roth( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 623 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."--BOOK JACKET
Perlefter : the story of a bourgeois by Joseph Roth( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now available for the first time in English, this important addition to the Roth canon is rich in irony and exemplary of Roth's keen powers of social and political observation. A novel fragment that was discovered among Joseph Roth's papers decades after his death, this book chronicles the life and times of Alexander Perlefter, the well-to-do Austrian urbanite with whom his relative, a small-town narrator, Naphthali Kroj, has come to live after becoming orphaned. The colorful cast of characters includes Perlefter's four children: foolish Alfred, with his predilection for sleeping with servant girls and widows and boasting of the venereal diseases he contracts; the hapless Karoline, whose interest in math and physics and employment at a scientific institute seem to repel serious suitors; the flamboyant Julie, a sweet, pale, and anemic girl who likes any man who is inclined toward marriage; and the beautiful and flighty Margarete, besotted with a professor of history. Written circa 1928-30, Perlefter represents Joseph Roth at the very peak of his literary powersit was penned just after the publication of The Silent Prophet and just before his masterpieces Job and The Radetzky March
Flight without end : a novel by Joseph Roth( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in English and German and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long out of print in English, this dizzying hybrid of novel, essay, and polemic has less to do with religion than with what Roth sees as the disintegrating moral fabric of the modern world Written while Roth was in exile from Germany and his native Austria following the rise of Nazism, this work was composed in cafés across free Europe after all his works in German went up in flames. Such events no doubt influence the apocalytic tones of The Antichrist's protaganist, J.R., a journalist hired by an inscrutable media mogul hellbent on exposing evidence of the Antichrist throughout the world. This mission leads J.R. to authoritarian political regimes such as Red Earth (the Soviet Union) but also other poisonous terrains like The Land of Shadows (Hollywood)#x97;it becomes all too clear that it is Roth's mission to chart the whole of civilization's slide into moral and political chaos. But herein lies the extraordinary strength and appeal of this work, as Roth is powerfully and even hilariously prescient. Mixing the diatribe with his trademark sardonic wit, he miraculously predicts the advent of the Holocaust, globalization, multimedia#x97;even the paparazzi. Combining beautiful but savage writing with visual imagery out of a Coen Brothers movie, this is an invaluable addition to the Roth canon in English
Rebellion by Joseph Roth( Book )

38 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 544 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
Joseph Roth Werke by Joseph Roth( Book )

65 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confession of a murderer : told in one night by Joseph Roth( Book )

28 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and German and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Russian restaurant on Paris's Left Bank, Russian exile Golubchik alternately fascinates and horrifies a rapt audience with a wild story of collaboration, deception, and murder in the days leading up to the Russian Revolution
Die Erzählungen by Joseph Roth( Book )

50 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Joseph Roths Frühwerk "Der Vorzugsschüler" über "Die Legende vom heiligen Trinker" bis zu seiner Novelle "der Leviathan" enthalten die zwischen 1916 und 1939 entstandenen "Erzählungen" alltägliche Geschichten, in denen dem Hörer sonderliche, unvergessliche Figuren begegnen. Verliebte, Schmuggler, Rittmeister, Huren, Eisenbahner und Lehrer, und diese haben meist unglückliche Schicksale zu ertragen
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
What I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933
The emperor's tombThe tale of the 1002nd nightThe spider's web and Zipper and his fatherHiob : Roman eines einfachen MannesJob, the story of a simple manWhat I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933The wandering JewsThe silent prophet
Alternative Names
Iosephus Roth

Joseph Roth austrian novelist and journalist

Joseph Roth Oostenrijks schrijver

Joseph Roth pisarz austriacki

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, M.J., 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

יוזף רות סופר ועיתונאי אוסטרי

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