Arnon Grunberg



This morning I visited the exhibition “Joseph Roth: Exile in Paris, 1933-1939” at the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme.
The writer Franz Werfel wrote after Joseph Roth’s death in 1939: “He lived without luggage, he died without luggage.”

For somebody like Joseph Roth who lived most of his life in hotels it's by far a bigger accomplishment to live without luggage than to die without luggage.