Lion Feuchtwanger: Jud Süss [The Jew Suss] (2102 words)


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To date, Lion Feuchtwanger’s best-selling historical novel Jud Süss [Power] has been translated into over twenty foreign languages and sold in more than three million copies, yet it had originally taken him two years to find a publisher before the Drei Masken Verlag finally brought out the novel in Munich in 1925. This was rapidly followed by an American edition, published as Power by Viking Press in New York in 1926, and a British edition, published as Jew Süss. A Historical Romance by Martin Secker in London, also in 1926. The runaway success of the translation by Willa and Edwin Muir in both the USA and Britain (Secker brought out 24 editions within a year) led to higher …

Citation: Wallace, Ian. "Jud Süss". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 August 2007 [, accessed 06 June 2020.]

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