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The Jew of Rome (The Josephus Trilogy #2)

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Whether progress is provable or not, even praisers of times past would have to admit the historical novel of today stacks up favorably alongside its peers of yesterday. Tho past-partisans mightn't allow Rbt Graves' Claudius books, Alfred Neumann's The Devil, Lion Feuchtwanger's Power & Josephus, Th Mann's Joseph & His Brothers the palm over such classics as Defoe's ...more
Hardcover, 565 pages
Published June 1936 by Viking Press (NY) (first published 1932)
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Seguimos con las aventuras de Flavio Josefo, el hombre más desesperante del mundo. Lo curioso es que el escritor de la novela hace un retrato del protagonista comprensivo, pero a la vez nada favorecedor. Es como si dijera "Flavio Josefo era así, con sus fallos y aciertos". Y la mayor parte de las veces quieres estrangular al protagonista, pero al mismo tiempo lo entiendes. Porque una cosa que Feuchtwanger hace muy bien es describir los pensamientos y estado emocional de los personajes. Eso no ...more
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Recommends it for: anyone interested in the period or in Josephus
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From what I know about the subject, the first novel of the trilogy, Josephus, is closer to the record than this, the second, The Jew of Rome. While the first simply has to deal with Josephus' betrayal of his past in a crisis, the second has to deal with his rationalizations for it. Here Feuchtwanger presents a very complex and polyvalent personality, torn between his Jewishness, his identification with a faction of the Roman imperial household and a third position, a certain cosmopolitanism.

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Muy bueno. Narra el conflicto de un judío que en el siglo IX trata de conciliar su identidad religiosa con el hecho de pertenecer a la nobleza romana, y su participación en la segunda destrucción del Templo de Jerusalem por parte de los romanos. Interesante conflicto psicológico donde además se mezclan relaciones personales con esposas e hijos, y su cuestionamiento de su actividad como escritor.
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Lion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958) was a German Jewish emigre. A renowned novelist and playwright who fled Europe during World War II and lived in Los Angeles from 1941 until his death.

A fierce critic of the Nazi regime years before it assumed power precipitated his departure, after a brief internment in France, from Europe. He and his wife Marta obtained asylum in the United States in 1941 and remain
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The Josephus Trilogy (3 books)
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