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Suite Française

Suite Française

  • Title: Suite Française
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  • ISBN : 9781400096275
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 431 pages


The first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost, written by a pre WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completed.By the early l940s, when Ukrainian born Ir ne N mirovsky began working on what would become Suite Fran aise the first two parts of a planned five part novel she was already a highly successful writer liv The first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost, written by a pre WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completed.By the early l940s, when Ukrainian born Ir ne N mirovsky began working on what would become Suite Fran aise the first two parts of a planned five part novel she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz a month later she was dead at the age of thirty nine Two years earlier, living in a small village in central France where she, her husband, and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt to elude the Nazis she d begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of a human drama in which she herself would become a victim When she was arrested, she had completed two parts of the epic, the handwritten manuscripts of which were hidden in a suitcase that her daughters would take with them into hiding and eventually into freedom Sixty four years later, at long last, we can read N mirovsky s literary masterpiece The first part, A Storm in June, opens in the chaos of the massive 1940 exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion during which several families and individuals are thrown together under circumstances beyond their control They share nothing but the harsh demands of survival some trying to maintain lives of privilege, others struggling simply to preserve their lives but soon, all together, they will be forced to face the awful exigencies of physical and emotional displacement, and the annihilation of the world they know In the second part, Dolce, we enter the increasingly complex life of a German occupied provincial village Coexisting uneasily with the soldiers billeted among them, the villagers from aristocrats to shopkeepers to peasants cope as best they can Some choose resistance, others collaboration, and as their community is transformed by these acts, the lives of these these men and women reveal nothing less than the very essence of humanity.Suite Fran aise is a singularly piercing evocation at once subtle and severe, deeply compassionate, and fiercely ironic of life and death in occupied France, and a brilliant, profoundly moving work of art


Author Ir ne N mirovsky

Ir ne N mirovsky born February 11, 1903, Kiev, died August 17, 1942, Auschwitz, German Occupied Poland was a Jewish novelist and biographer born in the Ukraine, who lived and worked in France.




Suite Française Reviews (31)

  • A masterpiece And this is the rough draft.I ve spent the last day trying to decide if I loved this book because I m sentimental The author, Irene Nemirovsky, was a Russian Jew who wrote this while living in occupied France A respected author, she had married Micheal Epstein who had also fled Russia [..]

  • Unless you re reading a memoir or autobiography, you usually aren t conscious of an author s presence in a book I m not talking about style Obviously, there are times you can tell the provenance of a book, and know its creator, by skimming a few paragraphs Short, punchy sentences, hyper masculinity, [..]

  • Tour de force What a breathtaking achievement this novel is incredible The story of how it was written is a dramatic witness account of the surreal world of France occupied by the Wehrmacht from 1940 on Ir ne N mirovsky, of Jewish origin, wrote it while expecting to be deported to the East, and she [..]

  • This book jolted me It s rare when I read a book literally from cover to coverand close it nearly in tears This was witten as France was being occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War, thus, this may well be the first fictional account of World War Two as it was happening Needless to [..]

  • I picked this one up because it resembled a historical romance I believe the cover to be one of the most powerful and beautiful, just o so right for this particular book that I could scream Then I found out what the tiny particles of pathos all seemed to portend this was a posthumous work Immediatel [..]

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