Joseph Roth and The Legend of the Holy Drinker

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This essay sets the Austrian writer Joseph Roth's final published story "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" (1939), set in Paris, in its context, analyses key aspects of its significance and considers Ermanno Olmi's film adaptation with reference to the filmic transformation of literary style.
Original languageEnglish
TypePiece of new writing commission by Arrow Films for the release on DVD and blu-ray of Olmi's award-winning 1989 film The Legend of the Holy Drinker (restored)
Media of outputCD leaflet essay
PublisherArrow Films
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


  • Joseph Roth, Film, Olmi, Paris


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