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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, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. NOT price-clipped (£11.95 price intact). Published by Chatto & Windus, 1987. Octavo. Maroon cloth boards stamped in gold. Book is new; clean and crisp with no writing or names. Spine straight and corners sharp. Dust jacket is new. 245 pages. ISBN: 0-7011-3294-9. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. Seller Inventory # ABE-1549072919516