Jill Laurie Goodman

Traveling With Joseph Roth, Always the Outsider and Ever the Exile

Report from a Parisian Paradise: Essays from France, 1925-1939 By Joseph Roth, translated withintroduction by Michael Hofmann WW Norton & Company, 224 pages, $24.95. * * *|From 1919 to 1939, Europe dwelt in the eye of a storm. Nothing was normal. The sky was yellow, the air still but menacing. Whole countries lay smashed and twisted. The

Wrestling the Demons Within

Lost in America: A Journey With My Father By Sherwin B. Nuland Knopf, 112 pages, $24. * * *|Stock figures and set pieces tend to dominate the well-limned territory of memoirs written by the children of the early 20th-century immigrants who stepped off the boats from Odessa, Danzig or St. Petersburg and found, alas, that New