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Feuchtwanger, Lion (1884–1958) By Wallace, Ian

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1496-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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Born into a Jewish family in Munich, Lion Feuchtwanger lived in Berlin from 1925 to 1933 when Hitler’s accession to power forced him into exile, first in France and then, following the fall of France in 1940, in California where he died in 1958. He achieved international fame with a series of sixteen best-selling, widely translated novels published between 1923 and 1957. He received widespread criticism for his positive account of his visit to Stalin’s USSR in Moskau 1937 [Moscow 1937]. Unholdes Frankreich [The Devil in France] describes his internment in France as an enemy alien prior to his flight to the USA.

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Wallace, Ian. "Feuchtwanger, Lion (1884–1958)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 23 Feb. 2024 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1496-1

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