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The life of Irène Némirovsky, 1903-1942

Author: Olivier Philipponnat; Patrick Lienhardt; Euan Cameron
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on Nemirovsky's diaries, previously untapped archival material, and interviews with surviving family members, Philipponnat and Lienhardt deliver the first major biography of the author of "Suite Francaise."
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Irène Némirovsky; Irène Némirovsky; Irène Némirovsky; Irène Némirovsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Philipponnat; Patrick Lienhardt; Euan Cameron
ISBN: 9780307270214 0307270211 9780307397621 0307397629
OCLC Number: 436311195
Description: xii, 448 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue- I Think We Are Leaving Today ... (16h/17th July 1942) --
Part I- A Previous Life (1903-1929) --
1. The Most Beautiful Country in the World (1903-1911) --
2. The Vague and murderous Hope (1912-1917) --
3. The Upheaval of All Life (1917-1919) --
4. Miss Topsy and Mademoiselle Mad (1919-1924)--
5. The Demon of Pride (1925-1929) --
Part II- In the Literary Jungle (1929-1939) --
6. One Ounce of Good Luck (1929-1931) --
7. Enough Memories to Make a Novel (1932-1935) --
8. How Happy Are the French! (1935-1938) --
9. Children of the Night (1938-1939) --
Part III- Stronger Than the Aversion (1939-1942) --
10. French Monsoon (1939-1941) --
11. Hatred + Contempt (1941-1942) --
12. As on a Shipwrecked Boat (13th July-9th November 1942) --
Epilogue- A Long Journey (1943-2004).
Other Titles: Vie d'Irène Némirovsky, 1903-1942.
Responsibility: by Olivier Philipponnat and Patrick Lienhardt ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron.

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Drawing on Nemirovsky's diaries, previously untapped archival material, and interviews with surviving family members, Philipponnat and Lienhardt deliver the first major biography of the author of "Suite Francaise."

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