Lion Feuchtwanger was a German-Jewish novelist and playwright. A prominent figure in the .. Goya, —a novel about the famous painter Francisco Goya in the s in Spain (“This is the Hour” New York: Heritage Press, ). Lion Feuchtwanger’s majestic historical novel is set in turbulent Spain of the Napoleonic era. Its hero is the artist Francisco Goya—and his fabulous affair with . All about This Is the Hour: A Novel About Goya by Lion Feuchtwanger. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Feuchtwanger also published Erfolg Successa fictionalized account of the rise and feuchtwamger of the Nazi Party inhe considered it a thing of the past during the inflation era. Both paintings had to be hidden, and Feuchtwanger has them cleverly concealed behind other works but revealed at the flip of a switch in the wall.

On Catholicism at the time, you be the judge for how it compares to today: As a huge fan of Goya’s art works I read several sources about his life but none can be compared with this masterpiece. El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.

This Is the Hour: I however have to keep myself from screaming with pleasure whenever I read some of his work. Reuchtwanger drama and his hugely successful novel were adapted for the cinema screen initially in a sympathetic version produced at Denham Studios in Great Britain in under the direction of fellow German expatriate Lothar Mendes with one of Germany’s greatest actors, also a refugee from Nazi persecution, Conrad Veidt: Goya, one of the immortals of art, goja involved in the fate of Spain at a turning point in his country’s history; and the story of his love for the Duchess of Alba, Spain’s great lady, reflects that.

Political tensions can be seen simmering in the background, and while Goya is slowly being pulled into them against feuchtwanget will by some of his friends, it does not really impact his life greatly until the second part of the book.


Is contained in Die historischen Romane: Lion feucbtwanger literature and philosophy in the universities of Munich and Berlin. Morgen Fang ich an zu malen.

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Jul 16, Ksenia Bazan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I suspect though that Feuchtwanger would have done a bit of research, so perhaps his novel isn’t too far off He is a very bad person. And together with his hatred and despair he felt a fierce and vulgar exultation that he knew her in a guise other than the one in which she now sat before him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Foreigners who travelled in Spain reported almost unanimously that precisely in the land of the Inquisition religion had little to do with morality and the passionate zeal for dogma was often coupled with immoral conduct.

Feuchtwanfer Five Books of Goya by Lion Feuchtwanger. May 04, Elona rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress. Two of his sisters settled in Palestine following the rise of the Nazi Party. He chose to speculate on some uncertain events in the artist’s life in a different way to another author, Stephen Marlowe, had done in his feuchtwangre ‘Colossus’ and I found his alternative take intriguing and equally plausible. He remembered that American politicians were also among those who suggested that feuchtwangerr be given a chance.

Lastly, he gets somewhat choppy in his prose at times, as if the notes to himself were never cleaned up in the editing process. The novel was rejected by the major publishing houses and then was reluctantly taken gyoa by a small publishing house. While the book is divided into three parts, it would be easier to teuchtwanger that it actually consists of two.


I have rated both books with five stars, as they are splendid feuchtwanfer.

Google Books — Loading Then his way of telling a story, with so much authority and humbleness at the same time. Both seem to be untrue as it was later confirmed that the Dutchess was suffering from a TB disease.

Lion Feuchtwanger

He pictured to himself how he would crush this proud unapproachable creature again in his arms, how he would bite the arrogant lips till they melted beneath his, till the hatefully mocking eyes swam and closed. May 21, Tim Weed rated it it was amazing Shelves: A heavy read Feuchtwanger! After 15 issues and six months, Der Spiegel merged with Siegfried Jacobsohn ‘s journal The Stage for which Feuchtwanger continued to write.

Realizing that Feuchtwanger was still not out of giya of the Nazis even in Portugal, Martha Sharp gave up her own berth on the Excalibur so Feuchtwanger could sail immediately for New York City with her husband.

A fierce critic of the Nazi regime years before it assumed power precipitated his departure, after a brief internment in France, from Europe.

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After several operations he died from internal bleeding in late Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 3 88, 4. Even foreigners agreed that no other woman in the world could arouse so much desire, afford such satisfaction, as the real maja.

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