REPRESENTATIONS OF HEIMAT(LOSIGKEIT) IN EXILE IN JOSEPH ROTH’S THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER AND OTHER STORIES Cover Image

REPREZENTARI ALE HEIMAT(LOSIGKEIT) IN EXIL IN LEGENDA SFANTULUI BETIV SI ALTE POVESTIRI DE JOSEPH ROTH
REPRESENTATIONS OF HEIMAT(LOSIGKEIT) IN EXILE IN JOSEPH ROTH’S THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER AND OTHER STORIES

Author(s): Adina Bandici
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: Joseph Roth; Heimat(losigkeit); exile; stateless; Jews

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to illustrate the various interwoven representations of Heimatlosigkeit in some of Joseph Roth’s most important short stories. Roth’s entire work has been influenced by his struggling life as an Austrian-Jewish writer and his self-imposed exile to different parts of Europe in search of a place he could call home. For Joseph Roth, writing is like a therapy against the nostalgia for his homeland. That is why most of his works show autobiographical traits.

  • Issue Year: XI/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 183-188
  • Page Count: 6