Home > View Categories > Literature & Fiction >

Suite Franaise
Suite Franaise Irene Nemirovsky 1400044731 9781400044733 The first English publication of Suite Franaise will be a major event. Suite Franaise is an extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - recently discovered and published 64 years after
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary
 

Suite Franaise by Irene Nemirovsky

The first English publication of Suite Franaise will be a major event. Suite Franaise is an extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - recently discovered and published 64 years after the authors death in Auschwitz. In the early 1940s, Irne Nmirovsky was a successful writer living in Paris. But she was also Jewish, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz. Her two small daughters, aged 5 and 13, escaped, carrying with them, in a small suitcase, the manuscript - one of the great first-hand novelistic accounts of a way of life unravelling. Part One, A Storm in June, is set in the chaos of the tumultuous exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. As the German army approaches, Parisians seize what belongings they can and flee the city, the wealthy and the poor alike searching for means to escape. Thrown together under circumstances beyond their control, a group of families and individuals with nothing in common but the harsh demands of survival find themselves facing the annihilation of their world, and human nature is revealed for what it is - sometimes tender, sometimes terrifying. Part Two, Dolce, is set in a German-occupied village near Paris, where, riven by jealousy and resentment, resistance and collaboration, the lives of the townspeople reveal nothing less than the essence of the French identity. The delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted plays out dangerously against the background of Occupation. Suite Franaise is both a piercing record of its time, and a humane, profoundly moving work of art. Riveting, impossible to put down, it makes us witnesses to life as it was in wartime France, and leaves us wondering how we too might behave in such a perilous situation. An immediate #1 bestseller in France, Suite Franaise has captured readers imaginations not only for the tragic story of its author, and the circumstances of its rediscovery, but for its brilliantly subtle and compelling portrait of France under Occupation.

Author: Irene Nemirovsky

Language: English

Edition: First Edition. states

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 416

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2006-04-11

Our Price: $3.89

Quantity:35
ISBN: 1400044731


Condition:
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 
Irene Nemirovsky (Edition: First Edition. states) Hardcover


Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

View Categories > Literature & Fiction
View Categories > Literature & Fiction > World Literature
World Literature
View Categories > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction
Genre Fiction
View Categories > Literature & Fiction > Literary
Literary
View Categories > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary
Contemporary
Binding > Hardcover
View Categories
Binding