Rebellion

Rebellion

By Joseph Roth; Michael Hofman (Translator)

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312205744, 160pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1999

Description
When Andreas Pum returns from World War I, he has lost a leg but gained a medal. Unlike his fellow sufferers, however, Pum maintains his unswerving faith in God, Government, and Authority. But ironically, after a dispute, Pum is imprisoned as a rebel, and all he believed in is thrown into chaos. Moving along at a breakneck clip, Rebellion captures the cynicism and upheavals of a postwar society. Its jazz-like cadences mix with social commentary to create a wise parable about justice and society.