Synopses & Reviews
In this volume, The Legend of the Holy Drinker, which Roth wrote in the final days of his life, and which The Evening Standard deemed "a masterpiece," joins the author's most acclaimed works of shorter fiction.
Written in the final days of Roth's life, it is a novella of sparkling lucidity and humanity. "Fallmerayer the Stationmaster" and "The Bust of the Emperor" are Roth's most acclaimed works of shorter fiction.
The Legend of the Holy Drinker" tells the haunting story of a dissolute vagrant who is uplifted for a short time by a series of miracles.
About the Author
Joseph Roth (1894-1939) is also the author of the novels The Radetzky March, The Emperor's Tomb, Tarabas, Job, Confession of a Murderer, Flight Without End, The Silent Prophet, and The Spider's Web/Zipper and His Father (all available from Overlook), and Right and Left (forthcoming).
Table of Contents
Fallmerayer the stationmaster -- The bust of the emperor -- The legend of the holy drinker.