Joseph Roth

Published: 28 June 2000
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781862073630

Translated by Michael Hofmann


Rebellion is the story of Great War veteran Andreas Pum, who loses a leg and gains a medal. He marries, plays a barrel organ and is happy. But hen he is imprisoned after a fight, life seems unbearably altered. A chance encounter with an old comrade who has made his fortune introduces Pum to a world where he has a transfiguring experience of justice.

About the author

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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 Books. More about the author

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