Saturday, 25 June 2011
THE RADETZKY MARCH - Joseph Roth, 1932
This is a book which has been on my shelf since I bought it many years ago. As I was attempting to locate the titles I need for this challenge I came across it and decided it was worth reading now. It is the story of three generations of the Trotta family as they rise and fall in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ending with the Sarajevo assassination in 1914. It’s a compelling tale and the March itself (Strauss) weaves in and out of the narrative, foretelling an inevitable decline.