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Feuchtwanger and Judaism

History, Imagination, Exile


Edited By Paul Lerner and Frank Stern

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 Beginning with a selection of Feuchtwanger’s unpublished writings, speeches, and interviews, the volume examines the author’s approaches to Jewish history, Zionism, Judaism’s relationship to early Christianity and to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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Feuchtwanger Studies

General Editor: Ian Wallace

This series focuses on the life and work of the internationally celebrated German writer Lion Feuchtwanger (1884–1958). Of particular interest are topics such as Feuchtwanger’s role as a critic of Weimar Germany and the rise of Nazism, his years of exile in France (1933–40) and in the USA (1940–58), his achievements as a proponent of the historical novel, and his reception both in post-war Germany and in the wider world. Besides offering fresh analyses of major novels such as Jud Süß, Erfolg, and Goya and the often controversial films which some of them inspired, the series presents Feuchtwanger in the context of his times, paying special attention to his years in Southern California and his relationships with other leading cultural figures of the era such as Bertolt Brecht, Charles Chaplin, Thomas Mann, and Arnold Zweig. Volumes in the series include selections of refereed papers from the biennial conferences of the International Feuchtwanger Society as well as specially commissioned monographs.

Vol. 1 Ian Wallace (ed.): Feuchtwanger and Film.

407 pages. 2009. ISBN 978-3-03911-954-7.

Vol. 2 Frank Stern (Hrsg.): Feuchtwanger und Exil. Glaube und Kultur 1933–1945. „Der Tag wird kommen“.

537 pages. 2011. ISBN 978-3-0343-0188-6.

Vol. 3 Ian Wallace (ed.): Feuchtwanger and Remigration.

533 pages. 2013. ISBN 978-3-0343-0919-6.

Vol. 4 Geoffrey V. Davis (Hrsg.): Feuchtwanger und Berlin.

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