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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Born in 1894 on the eastern borders of the Hapsburg Empire, Joseph Roth worked as a journalist in Vienna and Berlin. One of the central figures in the emigré intellectual opposition to the Nazis, he lived in Paris in exile until his death in 1939. He is the author of thirteen novels, including The Radetzky March, The Emperor's Tomb, Tarabas, Job, Confession of a Murderer, Flight Without End, The Silent Prophet, The Spider's Web & Zipper and His Father (all available from Overlook). Overlook will continue its Joseph Roth program with Hotel Savoy and Right and Lef t& Legend of the Holy Drinker in fall 2003Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 27220
Book Description Chatto & Windus 21/11/1988, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Spine of jacket has slightly faded otherwise fine. Bookseller Inventory # 043719-5
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1988. Couverture rigide. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # RO60067117