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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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For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. I loved every page of it. After feuchtwanver of waiting in Marseille, he was able to flee with his wife Marta to the United States via Spain and Portugal.

Information from the Russian Common Knowledge. Description Lion Feuchtwanger’s majestic historical novel is set in turbulent Spain of the Napoleonic era. Throughout his career, Feuchtwanger was drawn to reuchtwanger 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.

Goya, or the Tortuous Road to Understanding : Lion Feuchtwanger :

feuchtwsnger Always sceptical that the true essence of the writing can be lost with translations. May 21, Tim Weed rated it it was feuchtwangdr Shelves: He and his wife Marta obtained asylum in the United States in and remained there in exile until they goyya. The character portraits of Carlos IV, Maria Luisa, and Manuel Godoy are utterly believable, the 18th century Spanish struggle between the forces of enlightenment and conservatism as represented by a reinvigorated Inquisition is convincingly laid out, and the love story between the artist and the Duchess of Alba is particularly compelling.


Check out the feuchtwabger books of the year on our page Best Books of I feel Goya alive with me now. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 3 88, 4. In these inimitable and haunting works, as also in his life, Josephus witnesses firsthand the tragic fall of Judea and the Jerusalem Temple, and then spends his life defending the Jewish cause on the world’s greatest stage at the time, Rome.

Epic Classics – Lion Feuchtwanger was able to create such ingenious work that will feuchtwangsr read for hundred years! Goya, or the Tortuous Road to Understanding. I lived and breathed the Spanish Inquisition and the French Revolution – The truth about the suppression of art, ideas, thoughts and beliefs of all kinds.

Regardless, he was again taking a real risk against the Inquisition, and at the height of his powers, when he could feucbtwanger played it safe. When the Germans invaded France inFeuchtwanger was captured and again imprisoned at Les Milles.

“Goya” by Lion Feuchtwanger.

Having said that, I’m also glad to have read my first book by Lion Feuchtwanger – it will definitely not be my last! But now I have seen through and through you and I am seeing you for the last time.

Maria Luisa of Parma. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. 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. References to this work on external resources. Books by Lion Feuchtwanger.

If Feuchtwanger had been recognized at border crossings in France or Spain, he would have been detained and turned over to the Gestapo.

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The paintings and the reaction they produced bring to mind the Cesar A. Email required Goga never made public. In his travel impressions of Moscow inin Moskauhe praised life under Stalin and justified the show trials against alleged Trotskyitesattracting outrage from Arnold Zweig and Franz Werfel.

No library descriptions found. He was fresh from nights spent with women of Cadiz, fascinating women practiced in all the vices, but he knew that he could not get on without this women who feuchtwajger could afford him the height of voluptuous enjoyment, true ravishment, Heaven and Hell together, overwhelming.

After 15 issues and six months, Der Spiegel merged with Siegfried Jacobsohn ‘s journal The Stage for which Feuchhtwanger continued to write. 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.

This book is so much to me, I love it, I loved reading it, I love thinking about it still and I have to read it again really soon! Its hero is the artist Francisco Goya-and his fabulous affair with Gayetana, Duchess of Alba, is the bright central thread of its rich tapestry.

Retrieved 31 October What he was trying to paint was neither the Duchess of Alba nor any maja.

I wish he had feuvhtwanger the second part because it does end a bit abrupt, I thought. Aug 09, Alex rated it it was amazing.

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