n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Grenzen in der Heimat und Fremde. Zu Joseph Roths Hiob : Literatur von der Romantik bis zur Gegenwart

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1273



Joseph Roth can be regarded as a transnational author par excellence. He lived and worked in East Galicia, Vienna, Berlin and Paris, never feeling quite at home anywhere - a problem he dealt with by writing and which as a theme prevails throughout his work. In "Job - story of a simple man" Roth pays tribute to his Eastern Jewish heritage while outlining boundaries within Jewish life and character, both at home and on foreign soil, thereby addressing the question of their value.

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