Joseph Roth: To Gustav Kiepenheuer on his fiftieth birthday

14. February 2008 14:09

I have had to cover many miles. Between the place where I was born, and the towns and villages I have come to in the last ten years in order to dwell in them, and which I have dwelt in only, apparently, to leave them again, lies my life, amenable more readily to spatial than to chronological measurement. The years I have put behind me are the roads I have travelled.

Author: Joseph Roth

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