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Irène Némirovsky
Birth date: February 11, 1903
Died: August 17, 1942
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
An anthology of French Christmas short stories, from 19th century classics to contemporary, up to and including stories published in 2017. "Nobody does Christmas like the French" is, of course, monumental sales hyperbole (and that's not even taking into account the ubiquitous non-French usual suspe...
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR the aeroplane parts that had begun in 1936 were only concluded two years later: the engineers had stated that the American parts were not suitable for French planes. The question was discussed in Parliament. ‘I’ll deal with Parliament,’ Raymond Détang had said. ‘We’ll sort it ou...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 3 years ago
"War … yes, everyone knows what war is like. But occupation is more terrible because people get used to one another. We tell ourselves, 'They’re people just like us after all,' but they’re not at all the same." Irène Némirovski — famed writer, Russian emigre, and woman of Jewish ancestry — in the...
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I had previously thought that John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces had the saddest publication history of any novel I’d ever read. Irène Némirovsky’s incomplete Suite Française, however, has an even more heartbreaking history. Némirovsky planned a five part novel about the French experience ...
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
If you enjoyed Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Française, her novel of life in France during the German occupation of WWII, I think you will be just as enthusiastic about The Fires of Autumn. It has the same kind of sweeping but intimate storyline, and the same gorgeous prose style. Written in 1940, after...
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