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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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Goya, or the Tortuous Road to Understanding

Jul 06, Natalie rated it it was amazing. Dec 17, Lidia rated it it was amazing. This led to an extremely different experience than just merely looking at a painting with no context to build upon. He does feuchtwangre excellent job with the very ambitious task of recreating the deeply conflicted inner world of a great artist, and he captures the spirit and character of Goya in a way that is both plausible and compelling.

I’m still to read a non-fiction biography of Goya so I’m not sure how “accurate” Feuchtwan I absolutely love Feuchtwanger, he is one of my all-time favourite authors. The high sales of his books, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, allowed him a relatively comfortable life in feichtwanger.

Throughout his career, Feuchtwanger was drawn to a central theme of Jewishness, and his best work presents the enigma of the Jew and treats the quandary of being Jewish in a non-Jewish world. Gloria in excelsis Deo.


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Wikipedia in English None. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Feuchtwanger was one of the very first to produce feuchtwange against Hitler and the Nazi Party.

The role of sex and extramarital affairs directly impacting matters of state is entertaining and eye-opening. Beginning in with his instantly famous novel “Jew Suss” and followed by his “Josephus” trilogy-“Josephus” “The Judean War”; “The Jew of Rome,” ; and “Josephus and the Emperor” “The Emperor and His Jew”Feuchtwanger deals with the theme of nationalism versus cosmopolitanism, in the trilogy specifically via the life of Josephus Flavius, the renowned yet controversial Jewish feufhtwanger of the first century.

The Duchess, lively and brilliant, “bad and beautiful,” was the subject of two of his most controversial canvases, the Maja Nude and the Maja Clothed. Even foreigners agreed that no other woman in the world could goha so much desire, afford such satisfaction, as the feuchhtwanger maja.

If only there was a book like this about every important part of the history! Can anyone recommend a good translation??

InFeuchtwanger bought Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, Californiaand he continued to write there until his death in Following a brief period of internment in France and a harrowing escape from Continental Europehe found asylum in the United States, where he died in Another from my mother’s collection of books. Refresh and try again. Looking for beautiful books? I shall never see you again, never come to you again. From there, he was smuggled to Marseille disguised as a woman. He remembered that American politicians were also among those who suggested that “Hitler be given a chance.


In this one, he narrates the life of the Spanish painter Goya, and he really brings Goya whose paintings and drawings just fascinate me!

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Jaretzky, Lion Feuchtwangerp. Well written but historically stretched pretty thin, this book was an entertaining read, much enlivened by many tiny and delightful reproductions of Goya’s works, including a few full color reprints of his larger portraits.

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After some success as a playwright, Feuchtwanger shifted his emphasis to the historical novel. This book also makes you understand his paintings better. Retrieved from ” https: This is a feat that only the best of historical novels can achieve, and I would definitely put this novel near the top of that category.

He and his wife Marta obtained asylum in the United States in and remained there in exile until glya died. Book ratings by Goodreads. This Is the Hour: It’s a complex portrait, frank and stern and exigent, but bristling with life, power, genius and will.