The Life of Irene Nemirovsky -

The Life of Irene Nemirovsky

1903-1942

By Olivier Philipponnat, Patrick Lienhardt

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A remarkable, panoramic biography of the author of Suite Fran aise. Ir ne Nemirovsky's own life was as dramatic as any fiction. Few writers enjoy posthumous success as astonishing as hers after the international triumph of Suite Fran aise. She was born in 1903 in Kiev to a well-off Jewish family. They fled the Russian revolution, eventually settling in France where, with the publication of David Golder in 1929 - delivered to a publisher just before the birth of her first daughter - Ir ne swiftly became an acclaimed and successful writer. When France fell to the Nazis, Ir ne and her family took refuge in a small Burgundy village, but in July 1942 she was arrested by the French police and deported to Auschwitz. Ir ne died a month later, aged only thirty-nine.Her biographers take advantage of access to diaries, unpublished documents and surviving family members to examine Ir ne's remarkable life, from pogroms in Ukraine to gilded holidays in Biarritz, and her troubled relationship with her vain, difficult mother. The result is a brilliant portrait of an exceptional writer and of a turbulent period of European history.

Product code: 9780099523987

ISBN 9780099523987
Publisher Vintage Publishing
No. Of Pages 496
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS30
Irene died a month later, aged only thirty-nine.

Her biographers take advantage of access to diaries, unpublished documents and surviving family members to examine Irene's remarkable life, from pogroms in Ukraine to gilded holidays in Biarritz, and her troubled relationship with her vain, difficult mother.