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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It is a well written book where the writer has succeeded to express the development of the main character in a linear time. A new history of German literature. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Archived from the original on 8 December I loved every page of it. 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.

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.

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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. Then by chance on my way to Spain at the airport bookstore I saw this painting by Goya on a book cover, read the jacket text and was intrigued.

This Is the Hour: This led to an extremely different experience feuchtwangwr just merely looking at a painting with no context to build upon. If there is a master of the historical novel, he is it. This article feuchtwangeg additional citations for verification.


Following a brief period of internment in France and a harrowing escape goay Continental Europehe found asylum in the United States, where he died in This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat This site uses cookies. He called up and image of her small naked body quivering in his embrace.

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As early as he goua in the satirical text Conversations with the Gota Jew:. Cruz quote which I recently had the pleasure of hearing: Feuchgwanger 03, vhatos rated it it was amazing. MarshallThomas Mann. So I would want to recommend this book to everybody everywhere, but I have a feeling that it is not a book for everybody. Aug 22, Craig rated it it was amazing. Lists with Fruchtwanger Book.

They are still alive and with me. Se enc Lion Feuchtwanger de “Goya” es una novela extravagante y atrevida. After studying a variety of subjects, he became a theatre critic and founded the culture magazine Der Spiegel in Lion Feuchtwanger was a German Jewish emigre. Goya transitions from fashionable court painter for Charles IV to a painter with a political conscience who used his art to protest Spain’s oppressive and cruel policies. And yet despite all the love scenes and depicted emotions, the novel never once felt too cheap or over-sentimental.

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Inwhile Feuchtwanger was on tour, his house was ransacked by government agents who stole or feuchtwanher many items from his extensive library, including invaluable manuscripts of some of his projected works one of the characters in The Oppermanns undergoes an identical experience. He remembered that American politicians were also among those who suggested that “Hitler be given a chance. It was a romance in the great tradition, a public scandal even for a scandal-ridden Madrid. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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I saw this is as an entirely positive approach, since this time period is what interests me the most. Retrieved from ” https: In response to the lack of any forthright anti-Nazi attitude among the Western powers, he flirted with Soviet communism.


After months of waiting in Marseille, he was able to flee with his wife Marta to the United States via Spain and Portugal. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies yoya terms.

Dear to us because it is also about censorship, ideology Inquisition and Royal feychtwanger oppressing artistic freedom. I saw mahas and mahos in every Spanish person and broken Goya’s hart in his paintings of Duchess of Alba.

Aufbau-Verlag Berlin Leipzig, goyq Two of his sisters settled in Palestine following the rise of the Nazi Party. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A fierce critic of the Nazi regime years before it assumed power precipitated his departure, after a brief internment in France, from Europe.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Then his way of telling a story, with so much authority and humbleness at the same time. Having spent my semester abroad in Madrid, and a good part of it in the Prado Museum, I wanted to read more.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. 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. He and his wife Marta obtained asylum in the United States in and remained there in exile until they died.

She was pregnant at the wedding, but the child died shortly after birth.