“Lion Feuchtwangers Monumentalroman Erfolg über die Drachensaat des Nationalsozialismus in Bayern. […] München leuchtet wieder.” Die Welt

Johan Simons’ dramatized version of Erfolg was staged at Munich Kammerspiele in December 2010.

Johan Simons, Director, Munich Kammerspiele

In an accompanying interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Head of the City of Munich Archive Michael Stephan pointed out that the novel is easily understood, including by those unfamiliar with the history of the emergence of the Nazi Party in Munich, and called it “a wonderfully dense novel that skilfully captures the period atmosphere of 1920s Bavaria”.

Michael Stephan, Head of the City of Munich Archive

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