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- DescriptionEvery few decades a book is published that shapes Jewish consciousness. One thinks of Wiesel's Night or Levi's Survival in Auschwitz. But in 1927, years before these works were written, Joseph Roth (1894-1939) composed The Wandering Jews. In these stunning dispatches written when Roth was a correspondent in Berlin during the whirlwind period of Weimar Germany, he warned of the false comforts of Jewish assimilation, laid bare the schism between Eastern and Western Jews, and at times prophesied the horrors posed by Nazism. The Wandering Jews remains as vital today as when it was first published. [A] book of impassioned reportage and polemic...it is impossible t to feel a sympathetic wonder. -Michael Andre Bernstein, The New Republic In these disturbing yet strikingly illuminating pages, the truth of Jewish destiny from long ago vibrates and sings... -Elie Wiesel No other writer...has come so close to achieving the wholeness that Lukacs cites as our impossible aim. -Nadine Gordimer What a marvelous writer! Read him w. You can thank me later. -Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World [C]aptures and encapsulates Europe in those uncertain hours before the upheaval of a continent and the annihilation of a civilization. -Cynthia Ozick, author of Quarrel and Quandary [A] writer well worth adding to the short list of giants such as Thomas Mann, Elie Wiesel, and Primo Levi. -Hadassah Magazine, Sanford Pinsker
- Author BiographyJoseph 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. For his translations, acclaimed poet Michael Hofmann has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Dublin International IMPAC Award, the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize, the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and The Schlegel-Tieck Prize (four times). He is the highly acclaimed translator of, among others, Kafka, Brecht, and Joseph Roth.
- PrizesShortlisted for Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize: Non-fiction 2002.
- Author(s)Joseph Roth
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication29/10/2001
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight170 g
- Width129 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Translated byMichael Hofmann
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