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Steerforth Press, Fall 2019

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On the End of the World
By (author): Joseph Roth Translated by: Will Stone
9781782274766 Paperback, Trade English General Trade LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays Sep 24, 2019
$22.95 CAD
Active 5.06 x 7.78 x 0.39 in 128 pages Steerforth Press Pushkin Press
A powerful collection written on the eve of the destruction of Europe by the Second World War, by the great Joseph Roth

Having fled to Paris in January 1933, on the very day Hitler seized power in Germany, Joseph Roth wrote a series of articles in that ’hour before the end of the world’, that he foresaw was coming and which would see 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 Hapsburg Empire into which he was born and his ingrained fear of nationalism in any form.

An essential collection from the author of The Radetzky March

A timely warning of the dangers of nationalism and a plea for a pan-European consciousness

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 World War I, 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.

Author Residence: Austria (deceased)

Author Hometown: Austria (deceased)

Publicity: Widespread US publicity outreach including dedicated US mailing

DRC to be made available via NetGalley and Edelweiss

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“Will Stone’s translation of Roth’s writings of the 1930s, On the End of the World… is a radiant book.” — Morten Høi Jensen at LitHub

“Roth is Austria’s Chekhov.” —William Boyd

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