The Legend of the Holy Drinker

This e-book, some of the most haunting issues that Roth ever composed, was once released in 1939, the 12 months the writer died. Like Andreas, the hero of the tale, Roth drank himself to demise in Paris, yet this isn't an autobiographical confession. it's a secular miracle-tale, within which the vagrant Andreas, after dwelling lower than bridges, has a chain of fortunate breaks that raise him in short onto a special airplane of lifestyles. The novella is awfully compressed, dry-eyed and witty, regardless of its melancholic subject-matter. The Legend of the Holy Drinker was once tumed right into a movie via Enrico Olmi, starring Rutger Hauer.

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