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The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I. The author's greatest achievement, The Radetzky March is an unparalleled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such, a universal story for our times.

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"A nostalgic and poignant novel that will be read breathlessly. It has an atmosphere of its own, a tone, a voice. Not only does it evoke sounds and images of Roth's native land and past, it also foreshadows the curse of times to come: ours." Elie Wiesel, New York Times

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"A masterpiece...The totality of Joseph Roth's work is no less than a 'tragedie humaine' achieved in the techniques of modern fiction. No other contemporary writer, not excepting Thomas Mann, has come so close to achieving the wholeness — lying atop a slippery pole we never stop trying to climb — that Lukacs cites as our impossible aim." Nadine Gordimer, The New York Review of Books

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"One of the most readable, poignant, and superb novels in twentieth century German: it stands with the best of Thomas Mann, Alfred Doblin, and Robert Musil. Roth was a cultural monument of Galician Jewry: ironic, compassionate, perfectly pitched to his catastrophic era." Harold Bloom

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"The novel's formal beauty flows from its dynastic current, which irrigates the very structure of the book." James Wood, The London Review of Books

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"The totality of Joseph Roth's work is no less than a tragedie humaine achieved in the techniques of modern fiction. No other contemporary writer, not excepting Thomas Mann, has come close to achieving the wholeness...that Lukacs cites as our impossible aim." Nadine Gordimer, The New York Review of Books

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By one of the most distinguished Austrian writers of our century, a portrait of three generations set against the panoramic background of the declining Austro-Hungarian Empire. Translated by a three-time winner of the PEN Translation Prize.

About the Author

'Joseph Roth was born in 1894 in a small Galician town on the eastern borders of the Hapsburg Empire. After serving in the Austro-Hungarian army from 1916 to 1918, he worked as a journalist in Vienna and in Berlin. He died in Paris in 1939, leaving behind thirteen novels as well as many stories and essays.'

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Barbara Miller, July 23, 2013 (view all comments by Barbara Miller)
An outstanding and underappreciated twentieth-century novel that looks back to the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian empire. An ordinary soldier from the provinces saves the life of Emperor Franz Joseph at the Battle of Solferino, and the emperor gives him a noble title and takes a continuing, if vague, interest in the welfare of the next two generations of sons of the family. The novel is written with humor, irony, and compassion, and the writing itself can be achingly beautiful, particularly in its use of nature description to set off the emotional events in the lives of the characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585673261
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Introduction:
Gordimer, Nadine
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
Roth, Joseph
Author:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
Gordimer, Nadine
Publisher:
Overlook TP
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Works of Joseph Roth
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.03x5.52x.75 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Overlook Press - English 9781585673261 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A nostalgic and poignant novel that will be read breathlessly. It has an atmosphere of its own, a tone, a voice. Not only does it evoke sounds and images of Roth's native land and past, it also foreshadows the curse of times to come: ours."
"Review" by , "A masterpiece...The totality of Joseph Roth's work is no less than a 'tragedie humaine' achieved in the techniques of modern fiction. No other contemporary writer, not excepting Thomas Mann, has come so close to achieving the wholeness — lying atop a slippery pole we never stop trying to climb — that Lukacs cites as our impossible aim."
"Review" by , "One of the most readable, poignant, and superb novels in twentieth century German: it stands with the best of Thomas Mann, Alfred Doblin, and Robert Musil. Roth was a cultural monument of Galician Jewry: ironic, compassionate, perfectly pitched to his catastrophic era."
"Review" by , "The novel's formal beauty flows from its dynastic current, which irrigates the very structure of the book."
"Review" by , "The totality of Joseph Roth's work is no less than a tragedie humaine achieved in the techniques of modern fiction. No other contemporary writer, not excepting Thomas Mann, has come close to achieving the wholeness...that Lukacs cites as our impossible aim."
"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

By one of the most distinguished Austrian writers of our century, a portrait of three generations set against the panoramic background of the declining Austro-Hungarian Empire. Translated by a three-time winner of the PEN Translation Prize.

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