The Life of Irène Nèmirovsky

The Life of Irène Nèmirovsky 1903-1942

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The first major biography of the author of Suite FranaiseThe posthumous publication of Suite Franaise won Irne Nmirovsky international acclaim and brought millions of readers to her work. But the story of her own life was no less dramatic and moving than her most powerful fiction.With her family, she escaped Russia in 1919 and settled in Paris, where she met and married fellow Jewish migr Michel Epstein. In 1929 she published her highly acclaimed and controversial novel David Golder, the first of many successful books that established her stellar reputation. But when France fell to the Nazis, her renown did her little good: without French citizenship, she was forced to seek refuge in a small Burgundy village with her husband and their two young daughters. And in July 1942 Nmirovsky was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died the following month.Drawing on Nmirovskys diaries, previously untapped archival material, and interviews, her biographers give us at once an intimate picture of her life and turbulent times and an illuminating examination of the ways in which she used the details of her remarkable life to create some of the greatest, most humane, and incisive fiction [World War II] has produced (The New York Times Book Review).From the Hardcover edition.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307593566
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 466
Weight: -1g