Right and Left and The Legend of the Holy Drinker by Joseph Roth

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A mysterious Russian emigre manipulates the two rival sons of a wealthy banker, and Andreas, a drunkard is asked to deliver a large donation to the shrine of St. Therese
 

About Joseph Roth

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Joseph Roth (1894-1939) has been admired by J. M. Coetzee, Cathleen Schine, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joseph Brodsky, and Nadine Gordimer, among others. His noted works include The Radetzky March, The Legend of the Holy Drinker, The Leviathan (his final work, published posthumously after Roth’s untimely death at the age of 44) and the anthology The Collected Stories of Joseph Roth. For his translations, acclaimed poet Michael Hofmann has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Dublin International IMPAC Award, the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize, the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and The Schlegel-Tieck Prize (four times). He is the highly acclaimed translator of, among others, Kafka, Brecht, and Joseph Roth.
 
Published February 1, 1992 by Overlook Hardcover. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With Stendhalian clarity and brio, with a Balzacian, not to say Marxian, grasp of society's inner workings, in writing that is precise in image and profound but never ponderous, Roth graphed the aftershocks of empires' collapse and the addled lives of sons who lack their fathers' vitality and the...

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A master of modern fiction who fled Nazi Germany and died in France in 1939, Roth is in top form in these two works.

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