The Legend Of The Holy Drinker-9781783788460

The Legend Of The Holy Drinker by Roth, Joseph, Masereel, Frans, Hofmann, Michael

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Author: Roth, Joseph, Masereel, Frans, Hofmann, Michael

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Published on 7 April 2022 by GRANTA BOOKS in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 112 pages
129 x 197 x 25 | 88g

'One of the greatest European novelists of the century' Sunday TimesAndreas is an alcoholic and a vagrant who lives under a bridge. Downtrodden, submerged at the bottom of society, he lives a fortuitous life - dictated by happenstance and the whims of others - until a run of exceptionally good luck lifts him, briefly, onto a different plane of existence. First published after Roth's death in 1939, The Legend of the Holy Drinker is haunting and melancholic, yet filled with empathy. A secular miracle-tale, it is an unforgettable testament to Roth's lucidity and compassion.