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Series: Notting Hill Editions
ISBN: 9781907903045
Pages: 140
Publication Date: October 18, 2016

From Notting Hill Editions

Wandering JewThe Search for Joseph Roth

by Dennis Marks


Joseph Roth, best known as the author of the novel The Radetzky March and the nonfiction work The Wandering Jews, was one of the most seductive, disturbing, and enigmatic writers of the twentieth century. Born in 1894 in the Habsburg Empire in what is now Ukraine and dying in Paris in 1939, he was a perpetually displaced person, a traveler, a prophet, a compulsive liar, and a man who covered his tracks. Throughout the eastern borderlands of Europe, Dennis Marks explores the spiritual geography of a still-neglected master and uncovers the truth about Roth’s lost world.


This is history at its most vivid.
The Times (London)

A brilliant little study.
—Simon Schama, Financial Times

In Wandering Jew, a fascinating exploration of Roth’s Galician origins, Dennis Marks describes Roth as ‘one of literature’s most prodigious liars.’
The Guardian