Posts Tagged ‘Irene Nemirovsky’

Day 713 December 14 2010

In 5th line on December 14, 2010 at 10:16 am

“All she did was sigh.”~~Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, translated by Sandra Smith

As a teenager, Nemirovsky fled the Bolsheviks and became a well-known novelist in France. These manuscripts surfaced in 2004, when her daughters released their mother’s notebooks. This has two of the works their mother planned to write before she perished at Auschwitz in 1942.

Day 654 October 16 2010

In 5th line on October 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

“Golder seemed to be asleep.”~~David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, and The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky

Four novellas looking at European life in the 1920s and 30s and human nature: greed, selfishness, love and family rivalry.