Lion Feuchtwanger: Erfolg. Drei Jahre Geschichte einer Provinz [Success. Three Years in the Life of a Province]

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Written after Feuchtwanger had moved his residence from Munich to Berlin in 1925, and published by Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag (Berlin) in 1930 with an initial print of 40,000 copies, Erfolg. Drei Jahre Geschichte einer Provinz [Success. Three Years in the Life of a Province] was the first major German novel to be set in the early years of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power (1921-24) and to expose the nascent Nazi movement as at the same time threatening and laughable. The English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published in the same year by Martin Secker in London and, under the title Success. A Novel, by Viking Press in New York. The novel has also been translated into at least …

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Citation:
Wallace, Ian. "Erfolg. Drei Jahre Geschichte einer Provinz". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 March 2007
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