What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933

What I Saw Reports from Berlin The Joseph Roth revival has finally gone mainstream with the thunderous reception for What I Saw a book that has become a classic with five hardcover printings Glowingly reviewed What I Saw introduc

  • Title: What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933
  • Author: Joseph Roth Michael Hofmann Michael Bienert
  • ISBN: 9780393051674
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Joseph Roth revival has finally gone mainstream with the thunderous reception for What I Saw, a book that has become a classic with five hardcover printings Glowingly reviewed, What I Saw introduces a new generation to the genius of this tortured author with its nonstop brilliance, irresistible charm and continuing relevance Jeffrey Eugenides, The New York Times BoThe Joseph Roth revival has finally gone mainstream with the thunderous reception for What I Saw, a book that has become a classic with five hardcover printings Glowingly reviewed, What I Saw introduces a new generation to the genius of this tortured author with its nonstop brilliance, irresistible charm and continuing relevance Jeffrey Eugenides, The New York Times Book Review As if anticipating Christopher Isherwood, the book re creates the tragicomic world of 1920s Berlin as seen by its greatest journalistic eyewitness In 1920, Joseph Roth, the most renowned German correspondent of his age, arrived in Berlin, the capital of the Weimar Republic He produced a series of impressionistic and political essays that influenced an entire generation of writers, including Thomas Mann and the young Christopher Isherwood Translated and collected here for the first time, these pieces record the violent social and political paroxysms that constantly threatened to undo the fragile democracy that was the Weimar Republic Roth, like no other German writer of his time, ventured beyond Berlin s official veneer to the heart of the city, chronicling the lives of its forgotten inhabitants the war cripples, the Jewish immigrants from the Pale, the criminals, the bathhouse denizens, and the nameless dead who filled the morgues Warning early on of the dangers posed by the Nazis, Roth evoked a landscape of moral bankruptcy and debauched beauty a memorable portrait of a city and a time of commingled hope and chaos What I Saw, like no other existing work, records the violent social and political paroxysms that compromised and ultimately destroyed the precarious democracy that was the Weimar Republic.
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    1. Joseph Roth was born and grew up in Brody, a small town near Lemberg in East Galicia, part of the easternmost reaches of what was then the Austro Hungarian empire and is now Ukraine Roth was born into a Jewish family He died in Parissephroth

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    1. This collection of Roth s feuilleton writings dates from the years of Germany s Weimar Republic, mostly from newspapers in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich in the early 1920s Translator Michael Hoffmann describes the Weimar Republic as a tiny period of history, 1918 1933 with a whiff of fragility, of scandal, of doom about it an interval of tremulous republican government, between monarchy and dictatorship, between one catastrophic war and the approach of another but most of all a period that was fa [...]


    2. This is the wonderful selection of essays by Joseph Roth collected as What I Saw Reports from Berlin 1920 1933 In this selection of reports by the novelist and journalist Joseph Roth, best known for his masterpiece The Radetzky March, we are presented with a picture of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of one of the finest writers of the twentieth century Roth was a young foreign correspondent for various newspapers, only twenty six years old, when the earliest of these pieces was written Dur [...]


    3. These newspaper pieces are incredible, in some ways so much approachable than his fiction HIs novels, so wrapped up in bitterness and irony, are somewhat less affecting than his sharply observed journalistic pieces Roth saw and noted everything in Weimar Berlin, and his observations are frequently chilling One piece in particular jumped out at me in The Steam Baths at Night, from 1920, Roth anticipates with sickening clarity the events in WWII that he did not live to see The grotesque spectacle [...]


    4. This book consists of a collection of 34 of Roth s feuilletons enpedia wiki Feuilleton , each of which runs roughly 3 or 4 pages, mostly from the early 20 s, tiny slices of daily life in Berlin, with the last from 1933 discussing the plight of Jewish writers in the Auto da F of the Mind of Nazi book burning Many of the pieces are charming, but they are light though the first one What I Saw contains a remarkably concise statement of the spectacularization commodification of nature that Dubord him [...]


    5. Roth s reports of life in Berlin in the aftermath of the Great War Like his other work, it contains a mix of the humane, the sardonic and the funny There were two currents in the book that I was particularly struck by It s partly an account of the lives of the people whose lives were shattered by the collapse of three European empires the German, the Russian and the Austrian Hungarian I was struck by how much their lives resemble those of the people fleeing the chaos in the middle east today I h [...]



    6. These brief chapters are written as though Roth had a Go Pro camera strapped to his forehead He describes all the sights, sounds, smells and people he sees as he walks through the streets, shops, bath houses, police stations and morgues of Berlin in the years between the World Wars.He starts with the Jewish Quarter, then takes us to see the homeless He describes the modernization of Berlin with the development of skyscrapers and architecture This was written in the early 1920s Little could he re [...]


    7. This is a superb collection of Roth s impressionistic newspaper dispatches from Weimar era Berlin It s a sort of walking tour of the city, but unlike writers of other such works, who tend to be warmly appreciative, Roth displays a real ambivalence and even antipathy toward Berlin Many of the his sketches are little vignettes of human unhappiness and dislocation, yet despite his crabby pessimism his prose is beautiful and full of poignant and funny images In The Steambaths at Night, a fat man mig [...]


    8. I really enjoyed this book The author wrote these essays articles from 1920 33 for German newspapers They are a descriptive account of what he saw in Berlin The writing was so good It is descriptive, poetic, sarcastic and in some cases comical when you realize he is making fun of something I plan on reading of his work.



    9. This book consists of a number of short newspaper vignettes published by Joseph Roth when he was working as a journalist in early 20th century Berlin Having said that, this is not journalism in the sense that we usually think of today Rather, they are simply Roth s observations from walking around town and visiting the various small and large sites of interest in his city As he writes in Going for a Walk, one of the first vignettes It is only the minutiae of life that are important Strolling aro [...]


    10. This book should be required reading for voters in the U.S 2016 election and for anyone interested in history and the essay form of writing This is not a history book, per se, it is a collection of short essays published in Berlin newspapers, but it gives a rare view of a certain time period that has relevance to today s political situation I don t know if it s partly the art of translation or what, but the writing itself is beautiful Not at all like our typical cut and dried just the facts styl [...]



    11. It s only the minutiae of life that are important 24 Residents Resident homeless The provisional or the contingent has become their normal way of life, and they are at home in their homelessness 68 They shovel the sand into a tin pail, then carry it to a different place, and pour it our And then some other children come along and reverse the process, taking the sand back whence it came And that s all life its 76 Man, surrounded by machines, is compelled to become a machine himself 88 He is stric [...]


    12. So you want to know what it was like This is the book for you Lately, I ve become a friend of the walking book, wanderings physical and later transcribed, literally Sebald comes to mind, and Roth simply had to have been a Sebaldian well worth the suffix influence Finally, if you want to learn how to render character and setting by showing, this is better than any Show, Don t Tell advice you ll ever read.


    13. These journalistic pieces are small gems conjuring up a bygone age with fidelity and detail Take a walk through Berlin today and let your imagination wander and you can see Roth everywhere documenting, recording, never judging Marvellous


    14. What I Saw is a series of excellent translations of German newspaper articles by the great novelist Joseph Roth Most are observations of daily life in Weimar Berlin although there s a long piece at the end which he wrote in Paris after he left Germany following Hitler s election as Chancellor in January 1933.Although What I Saw tells the reader how the German people lived during the 1920s, it tells us little of how they responded to the challenges of those years nor indeed did we learn much abou [...]


    15. Roth has been called bombastic by other reviewers He is not bombastic, but descriptive For example we are children and we are parents there is no dissolution of these states except death Or, for another, while he describes the city of Berlin it has no society But it has everything that society alone provides in every other city theaters, art, trade, cinema, subways In the authors words I don t write witty columns I paint the portrait of the age Roth is a maximalist of the short form in his astut [...]


    16. A collection of mostly newspaper essays Never uninteresting, they vary in ambition and scope The best of them are like Benjamin s essays on modernity Roth pays attention to typography for instance and he charts how entertainment has become industrialized and hence boring his description of the jaded party scene is very sharp The last essay on book burning and the role of the Jews in creating modern German culture is despairingly good and the dissection of anti intellectualism can be read in refe [...]


    17. Journalistic dispatches from Weimar Berlin Roth writes short pieces describing the sights and people of Berlin in the 20s and early 30s Berlin reminds one a little of a metropolis like NYC before the nazis took over Lots of different people out on the streets, skyscrapers, pleasure seekers, workers, shopkeepers and the bustle of the big city Roth didn t particular like Berlin but people in places like NYC grouse about their town too This is an interesting snapshot of a world between the Kaiser a [...]


    18. The book What I Saw Reports from Berlin, 1920 1933 was written by Joseph Roth and published by W W Norton Company in 1996 and translated into English by Michael Hofmann in 2003 Roth, unlike any other German writer of his time, ventured beyond Berlin s official veneer to capture the essence of the city, chronicling the lives of its forgotten inhabitants the war cripples, the Jewish immigrants, the criminals, the bathhouse denizens and the nameless dead who filled the morgues as well as whimsical [...]


    19. Over a couple of months I have read this uneven collection of newspaper articles by Joseph Roth, famous to me as the author of The Radetsky March The articles are mainly from the Frankfurter Zeitung about Berlin in the 1920 s These are not political, but about everyday events or, better, random musings.The book starts with some articles about Jews refugees from the East Poland, Hungary and many from Russian POW camps following WWI and their area in Berlin, including an article about a model min [...]


    20. The 2004 book cover by Norton Company features a Dadaist foto montage which the conservative scribe Joseph Roth would likely have despised Yet this cover is appropriate since the foto montage embodies the b te noire which Roth denounces in his writings Modernity A political reactionary, Roth loathes Modernity itself He grieves for bygone monarchies, denounces ill considered newspaper articles which undermine the authority of the police and tut tuts the undisciplined character of the postwar gene [...]


    21. Extra a traducci n del por otra parte altamente valorado escritor espa ol Eduardo Gil Bera Son art culos de tinte literario al albur del primer tema que asoma por la mente indagante del autor alem n Joseph Roth Recogidos a lo largo de su carrera period stica, m s que desvelar la historia de su ciudad, Berl n, o de su pa s, revelan lo que podr amos llamar la intrahistoria de ciertas personas y lugares que el d a a d a le va presentando El autor en lugar de examinar un caso, un incidente, de anali [...]


    22. As a student of French and German, I m fascintated with the history of France and Germany, especially in the 20th century I m interested in the thoughts and observations of ordinary people as they lived through two world wars and the time between and after Joseph Roth was a German reporter, and this book is a compilation of his newspaper columns and daily observations in the early 1920 s, a difficult between the wars time in Germany I liked his mini stories and essays on daily life in Berlin, an [...]


    23. To be honest, I did not finish reading this book.I didn t dislike it, it just wasn t what I was looking for It could have been my own problem for just loaning out this book at the library, without a care for what it really is In any case, I believe this could be a very good book, once my own mindset has been adjusted.I was looking for a academically approach history book I m not sure what I mean by that This, however, is a collection of essays by Joseph Roth I couldn t really understand well mu [...]


    24. The events were almost 100 years ago Joseph Roth provided a detailed glimpse into the lives of the people of the capital city His talent as a writer and his sensitivity to the human condition were useful tools for creating short essays on life in Berlin Those people lived in the analog world which stressed face to face conversations, bicycles, buses, books and newspapers not the Internet and smart phones Roth s writing preserves the scenes of daily life in Berlin Roth described miserable war ref [...]


    25. Brilliant little pieces done for German newspapers in the 20 s Witty observations on Berlin society are leavened by Roth s sympathy for, not only the outcasts of that society, but the prosperous bourgeois too as they are tossed about by a city supposedly built to serve their pleasures.Roth s sardonic observations darken as strident politics appear near the end of the book, with nationalist election rallies, and visits to the Reichstag and the home of the assassinated Walther Rathenau The final p [...]


    26. What I Saw is a powerful book giving insight into what it must have been like to live in Berlin between 1920 1933 From the beginning of Wiemar to the uprising of Hitler, the essays collected in here show a vast amount of emotion and intellect from the eyes of an Austrian Jew The diction is poetic and flows very much like one short story to the next, providing an easier read for those not capabe of pushing through historical text There is joy, such as the marvel of the Skyscraper, and there is so [...]


    27. a very beautiful and rare insight into daily life in Berlin, as seen through the eyes of writer Joseph Roth from his experiences of German Nightlife, his apolitical satire to a particularly poignant piece about the persecution of Jews in 1933, What I Saw reads much less like a piece of historical non fiction and like several untold stories.Roth s writing is wonderful, humour filled and poignant in many places I particularly liked some of his musings about people and characters that had so easil [...]


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