The Wandering Jews

The Wandering Jews

by Joseph Roth
     
 

ISBN-10: 039332270X

ISBN-13: 9780393322705

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The classic portrait of a vanished people.
Every few decades a book is published that shapes Jewish consciousness. One thinks of Wiesel's Night or Levi's Survival in Auschwitz. But in 1927, years before these works were written, Joseph Roth (1894-1939) composed The Wandering Jews. In these stunning dispatches written when Roth was a correspondent in Berlin during…  See more details below

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The classic portrait of a vanished people.
Every few decades a book is published that shapes Jewish consciousness. One thinks of Wiesel's Night or Levi's Survival in Auschwitz. But in 1927, years before these works were written, Joseph Roth (1894-1939) composed The Wandering Jews. In these stunning dispatches written when Roth was a correspondent in Berlin during the whirlwind period of Weimar Germany, he warned of the false comforts of Jewish assimilation, laid bare the schism between Eastern and Western Jews, and at times prophesied the horrors posed by Nazism. The Wandering Jews remains as vital today as when it was first published. "[A] book of impassioned reportage and polemic...it is impossible not to feel a sympathetic wonder."—Michael Andre Bernstein, The New Republic "In these disturbing yet strikingly illuminating pages, the truth of Jewish destiny from long ago vibrates and sings..."—Elie Wiesel "No other writer...has come so close to achieving the wholeness that Lukacs cites as our impossible aim."—Nadine Gordimer "What a marvelous writer! Read him now. You can thank me later."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
"[C]aptures and encapsulates Europe in those uncertain hours before the upheaval of a continent and the annihilation of a civilization."—Cynthia Ozick, author of Quarrel and Quandary "[A] writer well worth adding to the short list of giants such as Thomas Mann, Elie Wiesel, and Primo Levi."—Hadassah Magazine, Sanford Pinsker

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393322705
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
444,621
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
A Commentxi
Translator's Prefacexiii
Foreword1
1Eastern European Jews in the West5
2The Jewish Shtetl25
3Ghettoes in the West55
Vienna55
Berlin68
Paris80
4A Jew Emigrates to America93
5The Condition of the Jews in Soviet Russia105
Afterword117
Preface to the New Edition (1937)121
Credits139
About the Author141
About the Translator145

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