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The Coral Merchant - Essential Stories (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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The Coral Merchant - Essential Stories (Paperback): Joseph Roth

The Coral Merchant - Essential Stories (Paperback)

Joseph Roth; Translated by Ruth Martin

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Joseph Roth's sensibility-both clear-eyed and nostalgic, harshly realistic and tenderly humane-produced some of the most distinctive fiction of the twentieth century. This collection of his most essential stories, in exquisite new translations by Ruth Martin, showcases the astonishing range and power of his short stories and novellas. In prose of aching beauty and precision, Roth shows us isolated souls pursuing lost ideals and impossible desires. Forced to remove a bust of the fallen Austrian emperor from his house, an eccentric old count holds a funeral for it and intends to be buried in the same plot himself; a humble coral merchant, dissatisfied with his life and longing for the sea, chooses to adulterate his wares with false coral, with catastrophic results; young Fini, just entering the haze of early sexuality, falls into an unsatisfying relationship with an older musician. With the greatest craft and sensitivity, Roth unfolds the many fragilities of the human heart.


Imprint: Pushkin Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2020
Authors: Joseph Roth
Translators: Ruth Martin
Dimensions: 165 x 120 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-78227-597-8
Languages: English
Subtitles: German
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Special features > Short stories
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 1-78227-597-5
Barcode: 9781782275978

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