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Report from a Parisian Paradise: Essays from France, 1925-1939

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Title: Report from a Parisian Paradise: Essays from France, 1925-1939
Author: Roth, Joseph
ISBN: 9780393327168
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 2005
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: New
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Publisher Description:
At one time an underground hero in the world of journalism, with prose on a par with Tolstoy and Kafka, Joseph Roth now looms large in the pantheon of European literature. Indeed, the last five years have seen a major Roth revival culminating in Report from a Parisian Paradise, a haunting epitaph by the greatest foreign correspondent of his age. An exile in Paris, Roth captured the essence of France in the 1920s and 1930s. From the port town of Marseille to the erotic hill country around Avignon, Report from a Parisian Paradise--superbly translated by Michael Hofmann--paints the sepia-tinted landscapes, enchanting people, and ruthless desperation of a country hurtling toward dissolution. Roth's book is not only a paean to a European order that could no longer hold but also a miraculous and revelatory work of transcendent philosophical clarity.