‘Das Buch Bayern’: The Portrayal of Antisemitism and the ‘Wahrhaft Deutschen’ in Success (1930) (accompanying image set) provides a useful introduction to the novel and points out that although the novel garnered the author a Nobel Prize for Literature nomination in 1930, it inevitably put him and immediate family members in the crosshairs of the Nazi press. The paper will be published in the forthcoming volume of Feuchtwanger Studies (Bern: Peter Lang, 2022). (IFS 2019 conference program)
— An excellent starting point for readers of Success is ‘What about Lion Feuchtwanger? A Reader’s Tale’, by International Feuchtwanger Society President and novelist Tanja Kinkel, who notes: “Lion Feuchtwanger manages to credibly create characters moved by ideas, by fiction and by art. All of this works perfectly in tandem with the characters being physical creatures, usually with vivid sex lives, who are not given to instant heroism.” (In: Against the Eternal Yesterday, Essays Commemorating the Legacy of Lion Feuchtwanger, (Los Angeles: USC Libraries/Figueroa Press, 2009), 92-97).