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By Susan Rubin Suleiman

ISBN-10: 030017196X

ISBN-13: 9780300171969

A interesting look at the existence and paintings of arguable French novelist Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky succeeded in making a fabulous occupation as a novelist within the Thirties, purely to have her existence minimize brief: a “foreign Jew” in France, she used to be deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. yet her younger daughters survived, and as adults they introduced their mom again to existence. In 2004, Suite française, Némirovsky’s posthumous novel, turned a global most sensible vendor; a few critics, besides the fact that, condemned her as a “self-hating Jew” whose past works have been rife with anti-Semitic stereotypes. educated by means of own interviews with Némirovsky’s descendants and others, in addition to via wide archival examine, this wide-ranging highbrow biography situates Némirovsky within the literary and political weather of interwar France and recounts, for the 1st time, the postwar lives of her daughters. Némirovsky's Jewish works, Suleiman argues, can be learn as explorations of the conflicted identities that formed the lives of secular Jews in twentieth-century Europe and beyond.

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