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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I only came by Goya the artistbecause the lead singer of my favorite band when I was a teenager and a bit still mentioned how much he adored Goya’s paintings 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!
He was the oldest in a family of nine siblings of whom two, Martin and Ludwig Feuchtwangerbecame authors; Ludwig’s son is the London-based historian Edgar Feuchtwanger.
Feb 27, Gentian Liko rated it it was amazing. Lion Feuchtwanger de “Goya” es una novela extravagante y atrevida. I will not, I have made a vow and I will keep it.
Goya, one of the immortals of art, was 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.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After months of waiting in Marseille, he was able to flee with his wife Marta to the United States via Spain and Portugal. During that time, he published the novel The Oppermanns.
I will be reading Lion Feuchtwanger again.
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Austrian writers German writers Liechtenstein writers Swiss writers in German. There as an ardent anti-fascist and communist sympathizer he was held in high honor, even if the Jewish portions of his work were less appreciated. Feuchtwanger also wrote fascinating historical novels on Goya the artist, Benjamin Franklin in France “Arms for America”and Rousseau the philosopher. 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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Lastly, he gets somewhat choppy in his prose at times, as if the notes to himself were never cleaned up in the editing process. Do I have a favourite? Is contained in Die historischen Romane: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Having said that, I’m also glad to have read my first book by Lion Feuchtwanger – it will definitely not be my last! This book pleasantly surprised me from its first few pages. A good read, very interesting insight on Spain of the French revolution times.
After several operations he died from internal bleeding in late We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Feuchtwanger was one of the very first to produce propaganda against Hitler and the Nazi Party.
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I only came by Goya the artistbecause the lead singer of my favorite band when I was a teenager and a bit still mentioned how much he adored Goya’s paintings.
In his writings, Feuchtwanger exposed Nazi racist policies years before the British and French governments abandoned their policy of appeasement towards Hitler. If only there was a book like this about every important part of the history! This happened to hundreds of thousands of people in Spain, and Feuchtwanger somehow puts the figure quite precisely atFeuchtwanger transports the reader to late 18th century Madrid and into the inner workings of the Spanish court.
This is a feat that only the best of historical novels can achieve, and I would ogya put this novel near the top of that category. Views Read Edit View history. The novel’s success established Feuchtwanger as a major German author as well as giving him a royalty stream that afforded him a measure of financial independence for the rest of his life.