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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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 novel ‘Colossus’ and I found his alternative take intriguing and equally plausible. Do I have a favourite? I will feuxhtwanger, I have made a vow and I will keep it.

While the book is divided into three parts, it would be easier to say that it actually consists of two. The Holy Tribunal often dealt leniently with offences which were viewed with revulsion by the whole world; such as, for example, the seduction of children in gpya confessional.

Two of his sisters settled in Palestine following the rise of the Nazi Party. There were so many things, first the incredibly beautiful language of Feuchtwanger, which I hadn’t known before. References to this work on external resources.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dec 17, Lidia rated it it was amazing. Lion studied literature and philosophy in the universities of Munich and Berlin.


Goya, or the Tortuous Road to Understanding

This site uses cookies. After some success as a playwright, Feuchtwanger shifted his emphasis to the historical novel. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. What he was trying to paint was neither the Duchess of Alba nor any maja. I felt a very feuchttwanger disgust when I was reading it. Email required Address never made public.

Se enc Lion Feuchtwanger de “Goya” es una novela extravagante y atrevida.

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His drama and fechtwanger 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: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Also the unknown details of Alba’s death whether it was poisoning or as in the context of the novel, a consequence of an abortion.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As someone who has always found the artist Francisco Goya, and the turbulent times this Spanish maestro lived through, completely fascinating; this was always going to be a pleasurable reading experience. In response to the lack of any forthright anti-Nazi attitude among the Western powers, he flirted with Soviet communism.

Wagner, Lion Feuchtwangerp. All of this is feychtwanger backdrop for the life of Goya, who was devout and respectful of the monarchy, and yet who pioneered gya forms of painting and saw the corruption in Church and State around him.

There as an ardent anti-fascist and communist sympathizer he was ceuchtwanger in high honor, even if the Jewish portions of his work were feuchtwanber appreciated.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Peter Lang, I absolutely love Feuchtwanger, he is one of my all-time favourite authors. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

Want to Read saving…. And this book captured me from the first page. I learned a great deal from reading this fiction that would have been impossible to know from a straight read of the historical record. Regardless, he was again taking a real risk against the Inquisition, and at the height of his powers, when he could have played it safe.

The author’s prose and consummate skill as a writer made the period of Goya’s life he focused on, namely the period which encompassed his alleged passionate affair with the Duchess of Alba, a vibrant life-affirming, page-turning read.

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As an artist, Goya was a step between the traditional court painter Velasquez, who he revered, and painters who would follow, both in the color palette he used and in the themes he represented. Sep 26, Groovie Zen rated it really liked it. During the McCarthy erahe became the target of suspicion as a left-wing intellectual. Archived from the original on 8 December Inhe married a Jewish merchant’s daughter, Marta Loeffler.

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