Joseph Roth, a German-speaking Jew, was born on 2 September 1894 in the Galician village of Brody, located in the Ukraine, then the Eastern-most area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At home in Vienna, he also lived for several years in Berlin, where he wrote journalistic pieces and chronicles of his travels for the Frankfurter Zeitung. One of many “exile writers” who fled the Nazi authorities and continued to write abroad, Roth moved to Paris in 1933. He died there on 27 May 1939, at only forty-five, of alcoholism and pneumonia. Roth had already established a name as a writer during the 1920s and early 1930s. His books were suppressed by the Nazis, but his reputation was revived by a 1956 edition of his works. Now considered a…

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Citation: Saur, Pamela S.. "Joseph Roth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 June 2004 [, accessed 24 September 2023.]

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