Confession of a Murderer

Confession of a Murderer

by Joseph Roth, Desmond I. Vesey
     
 

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Confession of a Murderer details the interior life of a man consumed by jealousy and hatred.
In a Russian restaurant on Paris's Left Bank, Russian exile Golubchik alternately fascinates and horrifies a rapt audience with a wild story of collaboration, deception, and murder in the days leading up to the Russian Revolution. “Worthy to sit beside Conrad and

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Confession of a Murderer details the interior life of a man consumed by jealousy and hatred.
In a Russian restaurant on Paris's Left Bank, Russian exile Golubchik alternately fascinates and horrifies a rapt audience with a wild story of collaboration, deception, and murder in the days leading up to the Russian Revolution. “Worthy to sit beside Conrad and Dostoevsky’s excursions into the twisted world of secret agents. Joseph Roth is one of the great writers in German of this century; and this novel is a fine introduction to this view of intrigue, necessity, and moral doubt.” The London Times

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"Roth's swift style makes things happen naturally; we see, hear, smell and believe. A joyous storyteller's gift remains precariously alive within the pessimism of decay and loss. Although the teller of the tale says 'there is no end there, no break—always continuity and connection,' his art is kind and draws us to a satisfying conclusion after the luridness of events."  —New York Times on Hotel Savoy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585673841
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
12/17/2002
Pages:
223
Sales rank:
1,204,726
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Joseph Roth (1894–1939) was an Austrian novelist best known for his family saga Radetzky March and for his novel of Jewish life, Job. He fought in the Austrian army in World War I, and worked as a novelist and journalist in Frankfurt, becoming a leading Jewish intellectual of the era. With the rise of Nazism, he lived the rest of his life in exile. Jonathan Katz is the translator of The Lake of the Bees.

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