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Two novellas, available for the first time in English, "The Spider's Web", reflecting the terrifying picture of German politics between the wars, and "Zipper and His Father", evoking the melancholy world of clerks and Viennese coffee houses and the flashy world of German cinema in the 1920s. The author left Germany in 1933 and became a key figure among the anti-Nazi emigres of pre-war Paris. He was brought up on the eastern frontiers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and spent time in Russia during the First World War and later as a journalist. Other novels by the same author include "Job: A Simple Man", "The Emperor's Tomb", "Confession of a Murderer", "Tarabas" and "Hotel Savoy" (all available from Chatto), "The Radetsky March" (Penguin) and "Weights and Measures" and "Flight without End" (Dent). "The Spider's Web" is being filmed in Germany.
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Joseph Roth (1894-1939) was the great elegist of the cosmopolitan, tolerant and doomed Central European culture that flourished in the dying days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Born into a Jewish family in Galicia, on the eastern edge of the empire, he was a prolific political journalist and novelist. On Hitler's assumption of power, he was obliged to leave Germany and he died in poverty in Paris. His novels include What I Saw, The Legend of the Holy Drinker, Right and Left, The Emperor's Tomb, The String of Pearls and The Radetzky March, all published by Granta.
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st English language edition. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; Transaltion by J. Hoare. Square, snug and neat in original dust jacket. Prior owner surname and city penned neatly to front endpage. Dust jacket with mild shelf rub along flap folds and just light sunning along the spine panel. VG+/VG. Seller Inventory # 27220
Book Description Chatto & Windus 1988-11-21, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Spine of jacket has slightly faded otherwise fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 043719-5
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. 1st Edition. Dustwrapper is protected. Seller Inventory # 036098
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1988. Couverture rigide. Condition: bon. RO60067117: 245 pages. Trans. from the German by John HOARE. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Seller Inventory # RO60067117