The Silent Prophet

Joseph Roth - Author

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ISBN 9781468302066 | 220 pages | 24 Jun 2003 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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The Silent Prophet is a vivid attempt to explain the Russian Revolution and its betrayal by exposing the personal motivations of its leaders. It focuses on the power struggle between the illegitimate and rootless Friedrich Kargan (based on Trotsky) and the coldly amoral Savelli (Stalin) to form a brilliant portrayal of revolutionary idealism-turned-cynicism.

A novel one would not wish to be without...Roth is a very fine writer indeed. (Angela Carter, The Guardian)