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David Golder

David Golder

  • Title: David Golder
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  • ISBN : 9780676979459
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 176 pages


In 1929, 26 year old Ir ne N mirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel David Golder At the time, only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her extraordinary final novel Suite Fran aise and her death at Auschwitz Yet the clues are there in this astonishingly mature story of an elderly Jewish businessman who has sold In 1929, 26 year old Ir ne N mirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel David Golder At the time, only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her extraordinary final novel Suite Fran aise and her death at Auschwitz Yet the clues are there in this astonishingly mature story of an elderly Jewish businessman who has sold his soul.Golder is a superb creation Born into poverty on the Black Sea, he has clawed his way to fabulous wealth by speculating on gold and oil When the novel opens, he is at work in his magnificent Parisian apartment while his wife and beloved daughter, Joy, spend his money at their villa in Biarritz But Golder s security is fragile For years he has defended his business interests from cut throat competitors Now his health is beginning to show the strain As his body betrays him, so too do his wife and child, leaving him to decide which to pursue revenge or altruism Available for the first time since 1930, David Golder is a page turningly chilling and brilliant portrait of the frenzied capitalism of the 1920s and a universal parable about the mirage of wealth


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.




David Golder Reviews (31)

  • There are two camps on Nemirovsky Those who see her literary worth as negligible due to her anti Semitism Those who see her as a victim of Auschwitz and of the highest literary merit I must say, as the capitalist marketing machinery goes, it showed exceptional chutzpah in promoting a person who was [..]

  • I didn t enjoy this, not just because Golder is such an unsympathetic character, and not just because I d heard good things about Nerimovsky s writing that seemed unjustified, but because I constantly felt uncomfortable with the ways Jewish people are portrayed even though I m not Jewish, but Nemiro [..]

  • If Suite Francaise was known for its chequered 64 year journey of as a manuscript seeking a publisher, David Golder is the book that launched Nemirowsky s career and is a much powerful novel.A short engrossing semi autobiographical read, David Golder proves that good novels do not need sympathetic [..]

  • Reviews of David Golder on Goodreads and elsewhere have been so forceful and the controversy so vigorous that there must be something strong about the book to arouse such passions, and indeed there is.Its achievement is, in part, to take a fundamentally unlikeable character as its protagonist [..]

  • Damn the Russians can write David Golder is the sopho novel of the recently re discovered Russian immigrant Ir ne N mirovsky best known for Suite Fran aise , first published in France in 1929 and soon to be forgotten in the aftermath of the nazi occupation the author herself having died in Auschwitz [..]

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