Search Results: "Joseph Roth"


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WHAT I SAW by Joseph Roth
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Poignant and prescient. (35 b&w photos)"
Evocative pieces about life in interbellum Berlin by a Jewish journalist and fiction writer (The Collected Stories of Joseph Roth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING JEWS by Joseph Roth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2000

"Graphic sketches of a life long gone, rendered with a sharp eye and an even sharper tongue. (9 b&w photos)"
The first English translation of five eloquent essays on the plight of the European Jews by Austrian author Roth (1894-1939). Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF THE 1002ND NIGHT by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"One of the best novels of one of 20th-century Europe's greatest writers."
Thirteenth novel, and the last published (in 1939), by the Austrian author (1884—1939) whose richly textured fiction has earned him comparisons with Kafka, Musil, and Mann. Read full book review >

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The Latina President by Joseph Rothstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"A suspenseful—and topical—tale of White House intrigue."
A debut political thriller tracks the meteoric and perilous rise of a Latina U.S. president. Read full book review >

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THE HUNDRED DAYS by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Where the classic Radetsky March could woo any reader with its breadth, insight and humor, this novel offers a sentimental miniaturist painting soppy little scenes that maybe only a Roth completist will appreciate."
Sympathy for characters vies with purplish prose and blaring symbols in this reimagining of Napoleon's brief resurgence after his first exile. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"A quintessential depiction of one man's view from the brink of the abyss."
The doomed world of interwar Europe comes to burning life in the anguished correspondence of the peripatetic Austrian novelist/journalist. Read full book review >

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REBELLION by Joseph Roth
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Rebellion's no masterpiece but, rather, a bitterly compact (if simplistic) adumbration of Roth's later, infinitely more challenging and rewarding fiction."
Rebellion ($21.95; Nov.; 160 pp.; 0-312-20574-0). Read full book review >

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RIGHT AND LEFT and THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER by Joseph Roth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1992

"The very British translation is loyal to his light, ironic touch."
The situation is hopeless but not serious, they used to say in Vienna. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Essential, deeply satisfying fiction from one of the least known of the 20th-century's greatest writers."
An important collection of 17 stories and (brief) novellas, all written between 1916 and 1940 by the Austrian writer whose superb novels (including The Silent Prophet and The Radetzky March) rank among the finest rediscovered fiction of recent decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Haunting and powerful evocation of a world Hitler despised."
One of the greatest newspaper correspondents during the golden age of German journalism brilliantly illuminates the inexorable, deepening chaos that prefaced WWII. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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