The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France

Author: Susan Rubin Suleiman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irène Némirovsky. Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career as a novelist in the 1930s, only to have her life cut short: a "foreign Jew" in France, she was deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. But her two young daughters survived, and as adults they brought their mother back to life. In 2004, Suite française,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Irène Némirovsky; Irène Némirovsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Rubin Suleiman
ISBN: 9780300171969 030017196X
OCLC Number: 946481706
Description: xi, 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : a writer reborn ... and debated --
Part I. Irène. The "Jewish question" --
Némirovsky's choices, 1920-1939 --
Choices and choicelessness, 1939-1942 --
Part II. Fictions. Foreigners and strangers : Némirovsky's Jewish protagonists --
Portraits of the artist as a young Jewish woman --
Part III. Denise and Elisabeth --
Orphans of the Holocaust : two lives --
Gifts of life : a mother and her daughters.
Responsibility: Susan Rubin Suleiman.

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"[A] measured, compelling new book. . . . Rather than bluntly judge, Ms. Suleiman makes us see Nemirovsky as a gifted woman situated in a particular historical epoch, carefully analyzing her writings Read more...

 
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