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On the End of the World

(2013)
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A powerful collection written on the eve of the destruction of Europe by the Second World War, by the great Joseph Roth

In January 1933, on the very day Hitler seized power in Germany, Joseph Roth fled to Paris. There, in what he called the 'hour before the end of the world', he wrote a series of articles. The end he foresaw would soon come to pass in the full horror of Hitler's barbarism, the Second World War and most crucially for Roth, the final irreversible destruction of a pan-European consciousness.

Incisive and ironic, the writing evokes Roth's bitterness, frustration and morbid despair at the coming annihilation of the free world while displaying his great nostalgia for the Habsburg Empire into which he was born and his ingrained fear of nationalism in any form.

Joseph Roth (1894 - 1939) was an Austrian novelist best known for his family saga The Radetzky March and for his novel of Jewish life, Job. He fought in the Austrian army in the First World War, 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.



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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: On the End of the World
Author(s): Joseph Roth
ISBN: 1-78227-476-6 / 978-1-78227-476-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: On the End of the World (On (Hesperus Press))
Author(s): Joseph Roth
ISBN: 1-84391-619-3 / 978-1-84391-619-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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Title: On the End of the World
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May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: On the End of the World
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Publisher: Pushkin Press
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