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The Resource The legend of the holy drinker, Joseph Roth ; translated by Michael Hofmann

The legend of the holy drinker, Joseph Roth ; translated by Michael Hofmann

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The legend of the holy drinker
Title
The legend of the holy drinker
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Joseph Roth ; translated by Michael Hofmann
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eng
Summary
Classics. This novella, one of the most haunting things that Joseph Roth ever composed, was published in 1939, the year the author died. Like Andreas, the hero of the story, Roth drank himself to death in Paris, but this is not an autobiographical confession. Rather, it is a secular miracle-tale, in which the vagrant Andreas, after living under bridges, has a surprising run of good luck that changes his circumstances profoundly. The novella is extraordinarily compressed, dry-eyed and witty, despite its melancholic subject matter
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1894-1939
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Roth, Joseph
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illustrations
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
novels
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  • 1957 August 25-
  • 1889-1972
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  • Hofmann, Michael
  • Masereel, Frans
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  • Homeless persons
  • Fortune
  • Alcoholics
  • Paris (France)
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adult
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The legend of the holy drinker, Joseph Roth ; translated by Michael Hofmann
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  • Illustrations by Fran Masereel from the book Mein Stundenbuch, (c2000)
  • Originally published in German as Die Legende vom heiligen Trinker, 1939
  • First published in Great Britian by Granta Books, 2000
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
35969052
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
99 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847086181
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unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 35969052
  • (Sirsi) 35969052
Label
The legend of the holy drinker, Joseph Roth ; translated by Michael Hofmann
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Illustrations by Fran Masereel from the book Mein Stundenbuch, (c2000)
  • Originally published in German as Die Legende vom heiligen Trinker, 1939
  • First published in Great Britian by Granta Books, 2000
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
35969052
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
99 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847086181
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 35969052
  • (Sirsi) 35969052

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