“Home for the Homeless”. Prague From Joseph Roth’s Perspective of Distanced Proximity Cover Image

„Heimat für Heimatlose“. Prag aus der nahfernen Sicht Joseph Roths
“Home for the Homeless”. Prague From Joseph Roth’s Perspective of Distanced Proximity

Author(s): Dieter Heimböckel
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Recent History (1900 till today), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
Keywords: Joseph Roth; Starjournalist ; Weimarer Republik

Summary/Abstract: Joseph Roth was a star journalist in the Weimar Republic. However, he also published a large number of poems, reviews, commentaries and reports in Prague newspapers, especially in this favorite newspaper, the Prager Tagblatt (Prague Daily). In addition, Prague was for him a place where his specific form of homelessness found its ideal home. This text thus also focuses on the question of what made this possible and to what degree his perception of the city provides an insight into what exactly made it, in his opinion, a “home for the homeless.”

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 23/1-2
  • Page Range: 115-128
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: German