Hotel Savoyby Joseph Roth, Jonathan Katz (Translator)
Still bearing scars from the gulag, a freed POW traverses Russia to arrive at the Polish town of Lodz. In its massive Hotel Savoy, he meets a surreal cast of characters, each eagerly awaiting the return from America of a rich man named Bloomfield. Like Europe itself in 1932, the hotel is the stage upon which characters follow fate to its tragic destination.
Author Biography: 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).
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"Superb Roth: witty, elegant, invariably honing in on the point where history trickles down to the level of the individual character and turns into fate." (The Nation)
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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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