Jud Süss

The Drei Masken Verlag first edition of Jud Süss (1925) is prominently displayed in the Library of Burned and Banned Books at the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

The novel first appeared in English in 1926, in a translation by Edwin and Willa Muir. It immediately enjoyed extraordinary critical and commercial success and had a lasting impact on Lion Feuchtwanger’s international reputation. Three factors contributed to its success: a seminal review by the eminent British novelist Arnold Bennett, the business acumen of the British publisher Martin Secker, and the much-praised skill of the Muirs.

Jud Süss in English Translation’ (in Feuchtwanger Studies Volume 6 (2019), by former International Feuchtwanger Society President Professor Ian Wallace, provides insight.

Further reading:
Susan Tegel, Jew Süss. Life, Legend, Fiction, Film (London: Continuum, 2011)

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