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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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. Voya was one of the very first to produce propaganda against Hitler and the Nazi Party. The huge amount of work and research held by Feuchtwanget Feuchtwanger is exquisite.

Maria Luisa of Parma. At the end of life, he dealt with Jewish themes again The Jewess of Toledo and advocated a Feuchtwsnger state as a refuge. Google Books — Loading 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 is an utterly enjoyable book, certainly one the best historical novels ever written about Spain or about the lives of famous painters. Feuchtwannger chose to speculate on some uncertain events in the arti 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.


Goya by Lion Feuchtwanger

He remembered that American politicians were also among those who suggested that “Hitler be given a chance. The novel was rejected by the major publishing houses and then was reluctantly taken on by a small publishing house. At the outbreak of the First World War inFeuchtwanger served in the German military service but was released early for health reasons. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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.

References to this work on external resources. A fierce critic of the Nazi regime years before it assumed power precipitated his departure, after a brief internment in France, from Europe.

There are a few glaring inaccuracies or at least questionable suppositions in the book, such as who really was the model for the naked and clothed Majas, but in the scheme of things these are minor flaws.

Austrian writers German writers Liechtenstein writers Swiss writers in German. Refresh and try again. I saw mahas and mahos in every Spanish person and broken Goya’s hart in his paintings of Duchess of Alba.

Retrieved 31 October Even foreigners agreed that no other woman in the world could arouse so much desire, afford such satisfaction, as the real maja.

During the McCarthy erahe became the target of suspicion as a left-wing intellectual. Paperbackpages. No library descriptions found.

Lastly, he gets somewhat choppy in his prose at times, as if the notes to himself were never cleaned up in the editing process.

“Goya” by Lion Feuchtwanger.

As a final comment, I would say it would have been nice had this been an illustrated book, but looking up his paintings online was a good way of enhancing the text: The infamous Spanish Inquisition, in particular, takes up a significant part of both Goya’s life and its trying predicament, and likewise of Feuchtwanger’s novel about him: During the German Revolution of —Feuchtwanger was ill and unable to participate.


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. Essentially when he began to see people in a different light, or rather to see their true selves, his paintings began feuchtwangee reflect that as well, so Goya was able to breathe life into his masterpieces. I wish he had written the second part because it does end a bit abrupt, I thought.

His works were included among those burned in the May 10,Nazi hoya burning held across Germany. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In this one, he narrates the life of the Spanish painter Goya, and he feuchtwannger brings Goya whose paintings and drawings just fascinate me!

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He called up and image of her small naked body quivering in his embrace. No current Talk conversations about this book.

I suspect though that Feuchtwanger would have done a bit of research, so perhaps his novel isn’t too far off Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Description Lion Feuchtwanger’s majestic historical novel is set in turbulent Spain of the Napoleonic era. This article needs additional foya for verification.