Saturday, March 27, 2010

What I’ve been reading: Joseph Roth

A list of the works by Roth that I’ve read in the last year or so, with some pictures, followed by a bibliography. I will update and comment at some point, but suffice it to say, we’ve waited.a long time for some of this, so, enjoy.

Books by Roth that I’ve read, pictured here:

Flight Without End. English translation Peter Owen Ltd. Overlook.
Hotel Savoy; Fallmerayer the Stationmaster; The Bust of the Emperor. Translated by John Hoare. Overlook. 

The Radetsky March. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. Introduction by Nadine Gordimer. Overlook Press.

Rebellion. Translated by Michael Hofmann. St. Martin Press.

Tale of the 1002nd Night. Translated by Micael Hofmann. Picador USA

Tarabas: A Guest on Earth. Translated by Winifred Katzin, first published by Viking Press, 1934. Overlook.

What I Saw. translated with an Introduction by Michael Hofmann. Norton. Paper.

Other Books by Roth:

Antichrist. New York: The Viking Press, 1935. Translated by Moray Firth [pseud.]

The Ballad of the Hundred Days. Translated by Moray Firth [pseud.]. New York: Viking Press, 1936.

Collected Stories of Joseph Roth. Norton, 2002. Translated by Michael Hofmann. ISBN: 9780393043204. The honors student; Barbara; Career; The place I want to tell you about . . .; Sick people; Rare and ever rarer in this world of empirical facts . . .; The cartel; April, the story of a love affair; The blind mirror; The grand house opposite; Strawberries; This morning, a letter arrived . . .; Youth; Stationmaster Fallmerayer; The triumph of a beauty, a novella; The bust of the Emperor, a novella; The Leviathan, a novella.

Job, The Story of a Simple Man. Translated by Dorothy Thompson. New York: The Viking Press, 1931.

The Legend of a Holy Drinker. Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann. London: Chatto & Windus, 1989.

A Story:

Roth, Joseph. “Passengers with Heavy Loads.” Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann. The New York Review of Books, 49,Number 19 · December 5, 2002. Published in 1923 in the Berliner Börsen-Courier, for which, among many other papers, Joseph Roth was a correspondent in the years before he published The Radetzky March

Some original German editions:

Die Flucht oohne Ende. Munchen: Wolff, 1927.
Die Legende vom Heiligen Trainker. Amsterdam : Lange, 1939.
Die Rebellion. Berlin : Schmiede, 1924.
Tarabas. Amsterdam: Querido, 1934.

Collected Works, Letters, etc.:

Briefe 1911–1939. Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Hermann Kesten. Köln, Berlin: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1970.

Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1989–1990. 1. Bd. Das journalistische Werk 1915–1923; 2. Bd. Das journalistische Werk 1924–1928; 3. Bd. Das journalistische Werk 1929–1939; 4. Bd. Romane und Erzählungen 1916–1929; 5. Bd. Romane und Erzählungen 1930–1936; 6. Bd. Romane und Erzählungen 1936–1940.

Klaus Westermann, ed. Reise nach Russland: Feuilletons, Reportagen, Tagebuchnotizen 1919–1930. Köln: Kiepenheuer &Witsch, ©1995. Herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort von Klaus Westermann.

Werke: Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Hermann Kesten. Munchen: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1975–1976.

Some reviews of English Translations:
Gabriele Annan. Collected Shorter Fiction. TLS, the Times Literary Supplement. no. 5147, (2001): 22

Neal Ascherson. Review: What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920–1933 by Joseph Roth,translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann, Norton, 227 pp., $23.95. The New York Review of Books, 50, no. 6, (2003): 22

Ruth Franklin. “The Man Who Saw Too Much” The New Republic (February 24, 2003) Review of What I Saw: Reports From Berlin.

Joanna Griffiths. Review The Legend of the Holy Drinker. Job - The story of a simple man. TLS, the Times Literary Supplement. no. 5099, (2000): 20.

Hugh Macpherson. Review: Rebellion. TLS, the Times Literary Supplement. no. 5054, (2000): 21

David Mattin. Books. Paperback reader—“The Legend of the Holy Drinker by Joseph Roth: Thoughtful magical realism.” New Statesman. (November 19, 2001): 56

Julius Purcell. Books—The Radetzky March. The Spectator. (January 25, 2003): 45

Benjamin Schwarz. “Books & Critics—New & Noteworthy—Report From a Parisian Paradise. The Atlantic Monthly. (March 2004): 101

Maurice Walsh. BOOKS—Portrait of an age—What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920–33. New Statesman. (March 10, 2003): 51

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