Right and Left

Right and Left

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Joseph Roth has been described as ?one of the greatest writers in German of this century? ("The Times"). With tragic foresight, "Right and Left," first published in 1929, evokes the nightlife, corruption, political unrest, and economic tyranny of Berlin in the twenties, the same territory covered trenchantly in Roth's reportage, recently published as "What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-33." After serving in World War I, Paul Bernheim returns to Berlin to find himself heir to his recently deceased father's banking empire. Increasingly beset by skyrocketing inflation, and dismayed by his brother's infatuation with the brownshirts, Bernheim turns to an outsider for help?a profiteering Russian ?migr? whose advice proves alternately advantageous and disastrous. Too late to change his fate, he realizes he has been decieved by a master in the craft of manipulation.show more

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  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 138.2 x 203.2 x 17.5mm | 231.34g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585674923
  • 9781585674923
  • 985,521

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"What Roth sees and hands on is a unique essence, conveying the fragility of what is truly human in us, the ridiculous and the tragic."show more

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124 ratings
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4 35% (43)
3 33% (41)
2 20% (25)
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