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[SR: 79892], Paperback, [EAN: 9781862074705], Granta Publications, Granta Publications, Book, [PU: Granta Publications], 2013-06-04, Granta Publications, 3, As a journalist, Joseph Roth's greatest strength, and perhaps his greatest weakness, was his self-professed "love" for his subjects. Roth, who is best known for his novels (particularly The Radetsky March), was the star journalist for the Frankfurter Zeitung in the early 1920s, when he began writing stories that led to The Wandering Jews. This book, newly translated by Michael Hofmann, is a masterpiece of literary journalism whose political prescience (regarding tensions between Eastern and Western Jews, and the too-easy consolations of assimilation) is grounded in eclectic character studies (of, for instance, Parisian elites, a carnival performer from Radziwillow, a dock worker in Odessa). In an age of idea-driven journalism, when stories are often tailored to prove a writer's pre-existing thesis, Roth's lovingly inductive reasoning is refreshing. And his aphoristic insights are as spontaneous as they are circumspect. ("When a catastrophe occurs, people on hand are shocked into helpfulness".) The statement that best summarises Roth's belief about the unalterable fate of the Jews also epitomises the polished spontaneity of his style: Roth writes that wandering is "a tribulation that is appropriate to all Jews, and to all others besides. Lest we forget that nothing in this world endures, not even a home; and that our life is short, shorter even than the life of the elephant, the crocodile, and the crow. Even the parrots outlive us". --Michael Joseph Gross, 62, Fiction, 275035, Adventure Stories & Action, 275116, Anthologies, 426316031, Biographical Fiction, 590912, Classics, 590756, Contemporary Fiction, 72, Crime, Thrillers & Mystery, 275040, Erotica, 275050, Family Sagas, 279254, Fantasy, 598310, Film & Television Tie-In, 590800, Gay & Lesbian, 10790401, Historical, 63, Horror, 426359031, Humour, 590930, Lad Lit, 590934, Literary Fiction, 426309031, Medical, 590794, Metaphysical & Visionary, 275053, Myths & Fairy Tales, 426362031, Poetry & Drama, 590796, Political, 426310031, Psychological, 275054, Religious & Inspirational, 88, Romance, 279292, Science Fiction, 275380, Short Stories, 590792, Sport, 275060, War, 275065, Westerns, 590760, Women Writers & Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271480, Europe, 271489, Pre-500, 271488, Vikings, Dark Ages, Medieval Europe 501-1500, 271481, Renaissance, Reformation, Thirty Years War 1501-1750, 271482, Enlightenment, Revolution & Empire 1751-1900, 771758, Early 20th Century 1901-1913, 271486, World War I 1914-1918, 771760, Inter-war Period 1919-1938, 271485, Post-war Period, 1946-Present, 772160, The Crusades, 772158, Hundred Years' War, 771756, Reformation In Europe, 271417, Napoleonic Wars, 271408, Holocaust, 271649, Ancient Greece, 271343, Britain, 882476, France, 882480, Germany, 882498, Italy, 882492, Russia, 882486, Spain, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772188, Local & Urban History, 772162, Cultural History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772040, Other Religions, 771714, Religious History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277432, History & Culture, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276413, Social & Cultural, 276412, Anthropology, 276411, Social Sciences, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276540, Jewish Studies, 276533, Multicultural Studies, 276411, Social Sciences, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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[SR: 79892], Paperback, [EAN: 9781862074705], Granta Publications, Granta Publications, Book, [PU: Granta Publications], 2013-06-04, Granta Publications, 3, As a journalist, Joseph Roth's greatest strength, and perhaps his greatest weakness, was his self-professed "love" for his subjects. Roth, who is best known for his novels (particularly The Radetsky March), was the star journalist for the Frankfurter Zeitung in the early 1920s, when he began writing stories that led to The Wandering Jews. This book, newly translated by Michael Hofmann, is a masterpiece of literary journalism whose political prescience (regarding tensions between Eastern and Western Jews, and the too-easy consolations of assimilation) is grounded in eclectic character studies (of, for instance, Parisian elites, a carnival performer from Radziwillow, a dock worker in Odessa). In an age of idea-driven journalism, when stories are often tailored to prove a writer's pre-existing thesis, Roth's lovingly inductive reasoning is refreshing. And his aphoristic insights are as spontaneous as they are circumspect. ("When a catastrophe occurs, people on hand are shocked into helpfulness".) The statement that best summarises Roth's belief about the unalterable fate of the Jews also epitomises the polished spontaneity of his style: Roth writes that wandering is "a tribulation that is appropriate to all Jews, and to all others besides. Lest we forget that nothing in this world endures, not even a home; and that our life is short, shorter even than the life of the elephant, the crocodile, and the crow. Even the parrots outlive us". --Michael Joseph Gross, 62, Fiction, 275035, Adventure Stories & Action, 275116, Anthologies, 426316031, Biographical Fiction, 590912, Classics, 590756, Contemporary Fiction, 72, Crime, Thrillers & Mystery, 275040, Erotica, 275050, Family Sagas, 279254, Fantasy, 598310, Film & Television Tie-In, 590800, Gay & Lesbian, 10790401, Historical, 63, Horror, 426359031, Humour, 590930, Lad Lit, 590934, Literary Fiction, 426309031, Medical, 590794, Metaphysical & Visionary, 275053, Myths & Fairy Tales, 426362031, Poetry & Drama, 590796, Political, 426310031, Psychological, 275054, Religious & Inspirational, 88, Romance, 279292, Science Fiction, 275380, Short Stories, 590792, Sport, 275060, War, 275065, Westerns, 590760, Women Writers & Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271480, Europe, 271489, Pre-500, 271488, Vikings, Dark Ages, Medieval Europe 501-1500, 271481, Renaissance, Reformation, Thirty Years War 1501-1750, 271482, Enlightenment, Revolution & Empire 1751-1900, 771758, Early 20th Century 1901-1913, 271486, World War I 1914-1918, 771760, Inter-war Period 1919-1938, 271485, Post-war Period, 1946-Present, 772160, The Crusades, 772158, Hundred Years' War, 771756, Reformation In Europe, 271417, Napoleonic Wars, 271408, Holocaust, 271649, Ancient Greece, 271343, Britain, 882476, France, 882480, Germany, 882498, Italy, 882492, Russia, 882486, Spain, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772188, Local & Urban History, 772162, Cultural History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772040, Other Religions, 771714, Religious History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277432, History & Culture, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276413, Social & Cultural, 276412, Anthropology, 276411, Social Sciences, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276540, Jewish Studies, 276533, Multicultural Studies, 276411, Social Sciences, 60, Society, Politics & Philosophy, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Granta's republication of Joseph Roth's novels has created a new generation of readers for this great novelist. Roth was also celebrated as a journalist, and 'The Wandering Jews' is his portrait of the Jews of Eastern Europe: of their poverty, their towns and trades, their feast days and mystical rabbis. The first English translation of Joseph Roth's portrayal of the vanished world of East European Jewry: their poverty, communities and trades, their feast days and the mysticism of their rabbis. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-1-86207-470-5, Granta Books

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Wandering Jews
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Roth, Joseph

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Wandering Jews

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9781862074705

Author Joseph Roth gives his portrait of the poverty of the Jews from Eastern Europe living under the shadow of extermination. Translated by Michael Hofman.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781862074705
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1862074704
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Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
Weight: 0,135 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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