Right And Left

Joseph Roth

Published: 23 April 1999
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 240 pages
ISBN: 9781862072558

Translated by Michael Hofmann


Set in Berlin in the 1920s, Right and Left charts the rivalry of the two sons of a wealthy banker, one of them an early convert to fascism. It is a brilliant evocation of Berlin before the rise of Nazism; a society on the brink of disintegration.

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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