Suite Francaise (en français) / Edition 1

Suite Francaise (en français) / Edition 1

by Irene Nemirovsky
     
 

Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without food; a couple is terrified at the thought ofSee more details below

Overview

Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without food; a couple is terrified at the thought of losing their jobs, even as their world begins to fall apart. Moving on to a provincial village now occupied by German soldiers, the locals must learn to coexist with the enemy—in their town, their homes, even in their hearts.

When Irène Némirovsky began working on Suite Française, she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died. For sixty-four years, this novel remained hidden and unknown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782070336760
Publisher:
Gallimard, Editions
Publication date:
03/16/2006
Edition description:
French-language Edition
Pages:
573
Sales rank:
946,686
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Storm in June1
2Dolce191
App. IIrene Nemirovsky's handwritten notes on the situation in France and her plans for Suite Francaise, taken from her notebooks341
App. IICorrespondence 1936-1945359

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