W. W. Norton & Company, January 2004. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #269500
Joseph Roth (1894-1939), the greatest newpaper correspondent of his age, left the splintering Weimar Republic for Paris in 1925. His essays from Report from a Parisian Paradise evoke a world of suppleness, beauty and promise. So prophetic were Roth's perceptions of a world where the girls became increasingly more lost and innocent that he increasingly resorted to drink to douse his vision of a conflagration that could not be averted. the erotic hill country around Avignon Roth's, and from the socialist workers and cattlemen with whom Roth ate breakfast to prostitutes and Sunday bullfighters, Roth's book is a swan song to a European order that could no longer hold.
Joseph Roth (1894-1939), the greatest European newspaper correspondent of his age, left the splintering Weimar Republic for Paris in 1925. Translated and collected together here for the first time in English, the exhilarating pieces in this evocative collection distill the wisdom of a lost generation. Previous owner's name.