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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To ask other readers questions about Goyaplease sign up. So I would want to recommend this book to everybody everywhere, but I have a feeling that it is not a book for everybody. Goya by Lion Feuchtwanger.
Se enc Lion Feuchtwanger de “Goya” es una novela extravagante y atrevida. Notify me of new comments via email.
“Goya” by Lion Feuchtwanger.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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 alone could afford him the height of voluptuous enjoyment, true ravishment, Heaven and Hell together, overwhelming. While the book is divided into three parts, it would be easier to say that it actually consists of two. For professional reasons, he moved to Berlin in and then to a large villa in Grunewald in 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.
“Goya” by Lion Feuchtwanger. – Books and wine.
References to this work on fuechtwanger resources. I resisted this book because it was entitled, “This is the Hour”, which called to mind some s political screed. As early as he published in the satirical text Conversations with the Wandering Jew:.
A good foya, very interesting insight on Spain of the French revolution times. Feuchtwanger’s Judaism and fierce criticism of the Nazi Partyyears before it assumed power, ensured that he would be a target of government-sponsored persecution after Adolf Hitler ‘s appointment as chancellor of Germany in January Everyone should read it!
Retrieved from ” https: The only thing which made me feel a big strange is that I want to know feuchtwanged much truth exactly in it. On Catholicism at the time, you be the judge for how it compares to today: March Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Feuchtwanger soon became a figure in the literary world, and he was sought out by the young Bertolt Brecht.
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. It’s a complex portrait, frank and stern and exigent, but bristling with life, power, genius and will.
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos. The high sales of his books, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, allowed him a relatively comfortable life in exile.
As a huge fan of Goya’s art works I read several sources about his life but none can be compared with this masterpiece. Then his way of telling a story, with so much authority and humbleness at the same time. It presents quite well the stages Goya completes to become the painter of the realism by showing the degradation of monarchy, church and aristocracy.
I learned a great deal from reading this fiction that would have been impossible to know from a straight read of the historical record.
Amazon Kindle 0 editions. During that time, he published the novel The Oppermanns. He would not stroke her, nor would she get any flattering words of admiration out of him; he would feuchtwamger her like the meanest whore.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Feuchtwanger transports the reader to late 18th century Madrid and into the inner workings of the Spanish court. After some success as a playwright, Feuchtwanger shifted his emphasis to the historical novel.
I absolutely love Feuchtwanger, he is one of my all-time favourite authors. Gloria in excelsis Deo. One was killed in a concentration camp, and another settled in New York.
Do I have a favourite? Brilliant book about the painter and much more, thrilling, fast pace, plenty of well written characters, I read it at least 5 times like most Czechs I know.
He and his wife Marta obtained asylum in the United States in and remained there in exile until they died. 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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