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Feuchtwanger and Judaism

History, Imagination, Exile

by Paul Lerner (Volume editor) Frank Stern (Volume editor)
Edited Collection XII, 292 Pages
Series: Feuchtwanger Studies, Volume 6

Summary

This collection of essays is devoted to the Jewish themes that ran through Lion Feuchtwanger’s life, works and worlds. Beginning with a selection of Feuchtwanger’s unpublished writings, speeches, and interviews, the volume examines the author’s approaches to Jewish history, Zionism, Judaism’s relationship to early Christianity and to eastern religions, and Jewish identity through his works, above all his historical fiction. Essays also trace translations of his works into English and Russian, and the meaning of his writing for various communities of Jewish and non-Jewish readers in Britain, North America, and the Soviet Union. A final section frames the issues around Feuchtwanger and Jewishness more broadly by considering the condition of exile and expanding the focus to communities of émigré writers and political figures in North America and beyond.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Introduction (Paul Lerner and Frank Stern)
  • Part I Documents: Feuchtwanger on Judaism, Jewish History, and Jewish Identity
  • Part II Jewish Pasts, Jewish Futures
  • 1 Lion Feuchtwanger’s Jewish Historical Consciousness in America (Margrit Frölich)
  • 2 Rethinking Jewishness in Dark Times: Feuchtwanger and Arnold Zweig on Judaism, Zionism, and History (Paul Lerner)
  • 3 Frühes Christentum in Lion Feuchtwangers Josephus-Trilogie (Detlef Blasche)
  • 4 Historical, Political, and Metaphysical Aspects of the East in Feuchtwanger’s Der falsche Nero (Sebastian Musch)
  • 5 Caught between Cultures: Lion Feuchtwanger’s Flavius Josephus (Adrian Feuchtwanger)
  • Part III Feuchtwanger in Translation: The Literary Imagination Abroad
  • 6 Jud Süß in English Translation (Ian Wallace)
  • 7 The Soviet Jewish Scripture: Lion Feuchtwanger and the Soviet Jewish Bookshelf (Marat Grinberg)
  • 8 Lion Feuchtwanger and the Question of Jewish Identity in Stalinist Russia (Anne Hartmann)
  • Part IV Feuchtwanger and Friends: Exile, Identity, and Religion
  • 9 „Umwerthung aller Werthe“? Heinrich Mann, Das Zwanzigste Jahrhundert und das Judentum (Michaela Enderle-Ristori)
  • 10 Listening in the Waiting Room: Feuchtwanger on the Acoustics of Exile (Sean Nye)
  • 11 Aufbau: The Bridge between America and Europe during Lion Feuchtwanger’s Years in Exile (Marje Schuetze-Coburn)
  • 12 Anna Seghers and Judaism (Birgit Maier-Katkin)
  • Index
  • Series index

Paul Lerner and Frank Stern (eds)

Feuchtwanger and Judaism

History, Imagination, Exile

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958, writer of added text. | Lerner, Paul

Frederick, editor. | Stern, Frank, 1944- editor.

Title: Feuchtwanger and Judaism : history, imagination, exile / Paul Lerner and Frank Stern.

Description: 1st edition | Oxford ; Bern ; Berlin ; Bruxelles ; New York ; Wien : Peter Lang, [2019] | Series: Feuchtwanger Studies ; 6 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2019016708 | ISBN 9781788745567 (alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958. | Judaism. | Authors, German--Biography. | Germany--Biography.

Classification: LCC PT2611.E85 Z6345 2019 | DDC 833/.912--dc23
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About the editors

PAUL LERNER is Professor of History at the University of Southern California specializing in German-Jewish cultural history. He is the author of The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880–1940 and Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890–1930 and the editor of works on Jewish consumer culture, Los Angeles as a site of German-American crossings, and German Jews and gender history.

FRANK STERN is Professor for Visual and Contemporary Culture at the University of Vienna specializing in German-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish and Israeli cultural history with a focus an cinema. He is the author of The Whitewashing of the Yellow Badge: Antisemitism and Philosemitism in Postwar Germany and Franz Rosenzweig. Denker der Jüdischen Moderne and the editor of Feuchtwanger und Exil and numerous other publications on film and cultural history.

About the book

This collection of essays is devoted to the Jewish themes that ran through Lion Feuchtwanger’s life, works and worlds. Beginning with a selection of Feuchtwanger’s unpublished writings, speeches, and interviews, the volume examines the author’s approaches to Jewish history, Zionism, Judaism’s relationship to early Christianity and to eastern religions, and Jewish identity through his works, above all his historical fiction. Essays also trace translations of his works into English and Russian, and the meaning of his writing for various communities of Jewish and non-Jewish readers in Britain, North America, and the Soviet Union. A final section frames the issues around Feuchtwanger and Jewishness more broadly by considering the condition of exile and expanding the focus to communities of émigré writers and political figures in North America and beyond.

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Details

Pages
XII, 292
ISBN (PDF)
9781788745574
ISBN (ePUB)
9781788745581
ISBN (MOBI)
9781788745598
ISBN (Softcover)
9781788745567
Language
English
Publication date
2019 (September)
Tags
Lion Feuchtwanger Jewish History Exile Studies Jewish identity Refugees Zionism Jewish religion Nazi Germany
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2019. XII, 292 pp., 12 fig. b/w

Biographical notes

Paul Lerner (Volume editor) Frank Stern (Volume editor)

Paul Lerner is Professor of History at the University of Southern California specializing in German-Jewish cultural history. He is the author of The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880–1940 and Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890–1930 and the editor of works on Jewish consumer culture, Los Angeles as a site of German-American crossings, and German Jews and gender history. Frank Stern is Professor for Visual and Contemporary Culture at the University of Vienna specializing in German-Jewish, Austrian- Jewish and Israeli cultural history with a focus an cinema. He is the author of The Whitewashing of the Yellow Badge: Antisemitism and Philosemitism in Postwar Germany and Franz Rosenzweig. Denker der Jüdischen Moderne and the editor of Feuchtwanger und Exil and numerous other publications on film and cultural history.

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