Joseph Roth died at age forty-five in Paris in 1939. He is the author of The Radetzky March, among many other novels. The article in this issue will appear in What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920– 1933, to be published this month by W.W. Norton. (December 2002)

IN THE REVIEW

Passengers with Heavy Loads

The following was published in 1923 in the Berliner Börsen-Courier, for which, among many other papers, Joseph Roth was a correspondent in the years before he published The Radetzky March. Passengers with heavy loads take their place in the very last cars of our endless trains, alongside “Passengers with Dogs” …