The Silent Prophet

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Because he is born illegitimate, Friedrich Kargan lacks even a social identity. Moving to Vienna, he becomes involved both in revolutionary agitation and a love affair. Caught by the authorities on his first trip to Russia, he endures a Siberian interlude before escaping. Moving among various plotters and underground cabals across Europe, he eventually returns to Russia after the February Revolution. He becomes leader of the Red Army but comes to realize during the civil war that the revolution seems to be over ...
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Overview

Because he is born illegitimate, Friedrich Kargan lacks even a social identity. Moving to Vienna, he becomes involved both in revolutionary agitation and a love affair. Caught by the authorities on his first trip to Russia, he endures a Siberian interlude before escaping. Moving among various plotters and underground cabals across Europe, he eventually returns to Russia after the February Revolution. He becomes leader of the Red Army but comes to realize during the civil war that the revolution seems to be over before it has begun: the cause has been betrayed, yesterday's proletariat has become today's bourgeoisie. Exile might offer the only solution.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Released in his native Italian in 1950 and in English in 1952, Pavese's novel is an Italian "you can't go home again." Our narrator returns to the small village where he was reared after 20 years in America to find that while its physical beauty remains intact, the people and the personality of the village have changed forever. Roth's The Silent Prophet (1966 in German, 1979 in English) also offers characters who have lost their past and are exiles in their own lands. In this case it is Friederich Kargan, who is searching for a home in post-World War I Europe. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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"A novel one should not wish to be without . . . Roth is a very fine writer indeed."  —Angela Carter

"No one since Pasternak has captured so well the dreadful benevolence of the Tsarist tyranny . . . But Roth also conveys the quiet despair of the rebel who knows that the instinct to revolt is already the instinct to rule."  —Independent on Sunday

"With his [Roth’s] strikingly elliptical style which can evoke despair through real wit, it would be only mildly flattering to view him as a compassionate, laconic Conrad."  —Time Out

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585674213
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,455,602
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Roth is the author of The Legend of the Holy Drinker, The Radetzky March, and String of Pearls.

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