- Author:Joseph Roth,Michael Hofmann
- Publisher:Granta Books (February 20, 2003)
- Pages:323 pages
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Roth reports, Hitler’s main ally was von Hindenburg – a man who boasted of never having read a book. Roth wrote reports on the lives and conditions of the Jews who would come into Berlin from the East in the early 1920s.
Roth reports, Hitler’s main ally was von Hindenburg – a man who boasted of never having read a book. Roth further cited the Nazi book burning as proof of their anti-intellectual position. What was interesting was this. First, we saw Roth evolving as a human being. His reports are full of color and essentially an anthropological approach. The people he writes about our extremely poor and mostly uneducated with customs the newspaper readers must have found exotic.
What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920-1933 is a book of reportage by the writer Joseph Roth from the era of the Weimar Republic
What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920-1933 is a book of reportage by the writer Joseph Roth from the era of the Weimar Republic. The selection of pieces from Roth's large journalistic output was made by Michael Bienert and published in German in 1996. The English translation with the present title was made by Michael Hofmann and appeared in 2003.
Roth's metaphors are a treat, and when Hofmann observes that two of their major sources lie in typography (railway lines as hyphens across the globe) and in the poetry of Rilke (the shrieks of the crowd dirtying the soundwaves) he underscores Roth's generous sensibility. The only fault of this lovely book lies with its production: misplaced asterisks and notes, pale pictures, photographs used twice, absent captions, an inexplicable blank page. Roth would not have stood for it.
The Joseph Roth revival has finally gone mainstream with the thunderous reception for What I Saw, a book that has become a classic with five hardcover printings.
He produced a series of impressionistic and political essays that influenced an entire generation of writers, including Thomas Mann and the young Christopher Isherwood. Translated and collected here for the first time, these pieces record the violent social and political paroxysms that constantly threatened to undo the fragile democracy that was the Weimar Republic. The Joseph Roth revival has finally gone mainstream with the thunderous reception for What I Saw, a book that has become a classic with five hardcover printings.
In 1920, Joseph Roth, the most renowned German correspondent of his age . Michael Hofmann's introduction is also quite interesting. Start by marking What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-33 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book consists of a number of short newspaper vignettes published by Joseph Roth when he was working as a journalist in early 20th century Berlin. Having said that, this is not "journalism" in the sense that we usually think of today.
Joseph Roth's reports from Berlin, collected in What I Saw, illuminate the early days of Nazism, says James . Through the championship of Michael Hofmann, the name of the Austrian writer Joseph Roth has become known in this country.
Joseph Roth's reports from Berlin, collected in What I Saw, illuminate the early days of Nazism, says James Buchan. Hofmann's translations of Radetzkymarsch (1932) and Die Geschichte von der 1002. Nacht (1939), vivid and melancholy novels of the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian empire, have brought Roth out of the shadow of Robert Musil and Thomas Mann. Yet, in his lifetime, Roth was known chiefly as a literary journalist, one of the very best in the German-speaking countries.
p. cm. Included index. THIS BOOK - THE first collection of Joseph Roth’s journalism to appear in English - is a direct translation of a German selection made in 1996 by Michael Bienert: Joseph Roth in Berlin, subtitled Ein Lesebuch fur Spaziergänger (a reader for walkers). It is, I think, an admirable selection, not least because Bienert is fully qualified to serve two masters: He has literary training, and he works, or has worked, as a tour guide in Berlin.
Joseph Roth, translated by Michael Hofmann. Published by Granta Books. What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-33. Joseph Roth, translated by Michael Hofmann. He produced a series of impressionistic and political writings that influenced an entire generation of writers, including Thomas Mann and the young Christopher Isherwood.
Joseph Roth, Michael Hofmann. Roth, like no other German writer of his time, ventured beyond Berlin's official veneer to the heart of the city, chronicling the lives of its forgotten inhabitants - the Jewish immigrants, the criminals, the bathhouse denizens, and the nameless dead who filled the.
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