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Suite Francaise (Paperback)

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Suite Fran?aise is an extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - recently discovered and published 64 years after the author's death in Auschwitz. In the early 1940s, Ir?ne N?mirovsky 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 natu

About the Author


Irene Nemirovsky (1903 1942), was born in Kiev, Ukraine, into a wealthy banking family and emigrated to France during the Russian Revolution. After attending the Sorbonne in Paris, she began to write and swiftly achieved success with "David Golder", which was followed by more than a dozen other books. Throughout her lifetime she published widely in French newspapers and literary journals. She died in Auschwitz in 1942. More than sixty years later, "Suite Francaise "was published posthumously, for the first time. It became an international bestseller, with nearly a million copies in print in the United States alone.

Anissimov was born in a refugee camp in Switzerland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9782070336760
ISBN-10: 207033676X
Publisher: Denoel
Publication Date: April 2005
Pages: 573
Language: French