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The Courilof affair

Author: Irène Némirovsky
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1903, Leon M - a devout terrorist - is given the responsibility of 'liquidating' Valerian Alexandrovitch Courilof, the notoriously brutal and cold-blooded Russian Minister of Education, by the Revolutionary Committee. The assassination, he is told, must take place in public and be in most grandiose manner possible in order to strike the imagination of the people. Posing as his newly appointed personal physician,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irène Némirovsky
ISBN: 9780099493983 0099493985
OCLC Number: 227273881
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: This translation originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2007.
Description: 172 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Irène Némirovsky ; translated from the French by Sandra Smith.

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In 1903 Leon M - the son of two Russian revolutionaries - is given the responsibility of 'liquidating' Valerian Alexandrovitch Courilof, the notoriously brutal and cold-blooded Russian Minister of  Read more...

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"Nemirovsky not only unravels the machinations of a revolutionary mind, but rewrites historical events - the novel is based on a real assassination. Like Sartre and Camus, Nemirovsky paints a Read more...

 
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