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Suite Française By Irène Némirovsky Sandra Smith Suite Fran aise The first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost written by a pre WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completed By the early l s when Ukr

  • Title: Suite Française
  • Author: Irène Némirovsky Sandra Smith
  • ISBN: 9781400096275
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Suite Française By Irène Némirovsky Sandra Smith The first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost, written by a pre WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completed.By the early l940s, when Ukrainian born Ir ne N mirovsky began working on what would become Suite Fran aise the first two parts of a planned five part novel she was already a highly successful writer livThe first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost, written by a pre WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completed.By the early l940s, when Ukrainian born Ir ne N mirovsky began working on what would become Suite Fran aise the first two parts of a planned five part novel 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 a month later she was dead at the age of thirty nine Two years earlier, living in a small village in central France where she, her husband, and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt to elude the Nazis she d begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of a human drama in which she herself would become a victim When she was arrested, she had completed two parts of the epic, the handwritten manuscripts of which were hidden in a suitcase that her daughters would take with them into hiding and eventually into freedom Sixty four years later, at long last, we can read N mirovsky s literary masterpiece The first part, A Storm in June, opens in the chaos of the massive 1940 exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion during which several families and individuals are thrown together under circumstances beyond their control They share nothing but the harsh demands of survival some trying to maintain lives of privilege, others struggling sim
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    1. Lucy on said:

      A masterpiece And this is the rough draft.I ve spent the last day trying to decide if I loved this book because I m sentimental The author, Irene Nemirovsky, was a Russian Jew who wrote this while living in occupied France A respected author, she had married Micheal Epstein who had also fled Russia when the Bolsheviks revolted They had sincerely adopted France as their home country, converted to Catholicism and were the parents of two daughters She began writing this novel while simultaneously e [...]

    2. Lord Beardsley on said:

      This book jolted me It s rare when I read a book literally from cover to coverd close it nearly in tears This was witten as France was being occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War, thus, this may well be the first fictional account of World War Two as it was happening Needless to say, this is an immensely important book and in my opinion should be required reading in history classes This is an unfinished work by a Russian French author who died in Auschwitz before she could complete w [...]

    3. Matt on said:

      Unless you re reading a memoir or autobiography, you usually aren t conscious of an author s presence in a book I m not talking about style Obviously, there are times you can tell the provenance of a book, and know its creator, by skimming a few paragraphs Short, punchy sentences, hyper masculinity, and casual misogyny mean I m reading Hemingway if I can t understand what I m reading, it s because I m trying Faulkner and if I ve fallen asleep, I know I ve got something by Melville in my hands.Be [...]

    4. Fabian on said:

      I picked this one up because it resembled a historical romance I believe the cover to be one of the most powerful and beautiful, just o so right for this particular book that I could scream Then I found out what the tiny particles of pathos all seemed to portend this was a posthumous work Immediately the work becomes grounded it easily turns into something important, adult, even delicate This is an incredible novel which may ve easily been lost forever Yikes Perhaps the writer s tragic backgr [...]

    5. Tea Jovanović on said:

      MUST READ MUST READ Wonderful unfinished novel by famous Jewish French author Interesting story is behind publication of this novel The manuscript stayed in a box for decades because the daughters of the author thought it is diary but it was not One of my favourite novels and I am proud that I was its Serbian editor U Srbiji je knjigu objavila Laguna predivna knjiga veoma dirljiva

    6. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan Suite Fran aise Nevisande Ir ne N mirovsky ISBN 1400096278 ISBN13 9781400096275 Dar 431 Safhe Saal e Chap 2004

    7. Melissa on said:

      The story of the author and how the book came to be published so many years after her death is a much compelling story than this, although if Nemirovsky had the chance to complete the book to her vision I may think differently As it is, the book was well done in its portrayal of the many facets of human nature that show themselves in times of crises Nemirovsky shows a sympathy for basic human responses, even if those reactions are abhorrent to common values and sentiments.The book also portraye [...]

    8. Megan Baxter on said:

      Suite Francaise was a book that I wasn t sure about until I started to read it, and got swept up in the story, the characters, and Nemirovsky s merciless eye for human grace and ridiculousness, often both encapsulated in the same moments The book covers the surrender of Paris, and the later occupation of a small town by the Germans, in two discrete sections, although a few characters bridge the gap Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You c [...]

    9. Cheryl on said:

      I m not sure which is eerie that this is a posthumous novel, or that the author knew it would be a posthumous novel that had it not been for her daughters who carried it around as a notebook, this novel would not have surfaced, or that the book gave a vivid snapshot of the exodus from Paris which mother and daughters were experiencing at that moment that her husband was killed for inquiring about his missing famous writer wife, or that her daughters were then hunted down by the same madmen that [...]

    10. Seth T. on said:

      Recognizing beforehand that this wouldn t be a complete story arc, I had to try to approach the book without any prejudice toward it for having a weak ending i.e no ending Unfinished books can be interesting to read to view the storytelling process in the midst of its evolution, but are rarely satisfying as stories in their own right N mirovsky s work here is perhaps polished than a simple draft, but even her notes suggest that the finished chapters and two volumes that were published are not l [...]

    11. Sarah on said:

      I really really wanted to love this book Instead I m having a hard time deciding what I really think about it, other than that I pushed through it to finish.WWII is a somber subject, no way around it and so, of course, the book is somber But even somber subjects can be compelling and I had a hard time finding a reason to be compelledThere are two books within the cover and I feel like I need to review each quickly but separately perhaps this is part of my struggle it felt almost like a short sto [...]

    12. Kiwi Begs2Differ✎ on said:

      I realise that left Suite Francaise on my shelves for too long I bought it because it was a well loved bestseller, but I delayed the read because I mistook it for a historical war romance novel I find myself in the minority when it comes to my opinions on the genre, e.g my bad experience with The Nightingale This book pleasantly surprised me This is not an action book like so many others set in wartime France There are no acts of bravery and no heroes here, no linear story line The book is an al [...]

    13. Noce on said:

      Un dipinto a olio in formato digitaleCi sono libri che ricordano quei pomeriggi invernali in cui guardi la citt piovosa, attraverso i vetri della finestra Guardi le strade, e la gente ti sembra diversa Uguale nella loro destinazione, ma diversa nel modo di sentire che le attribuisci Il tutto mentre sorseggi il tuo caff , con le gambe calde dal contatto col termosifone.Ir ne N mirovsky ci regala uno spaccato di mondo eterogeneo e completo, attraverso le parole del suo romanzo, che noi beatamente [...]

    14. Teresa Proença on said:

      Leite negro da madrugada bebemos te de noitebebemos te ao meio dia a morte um mestre que veio da Alemanhabebemos te ao entardecer e pela manh bebemos e bebemosa morte um mestre que veio da Alemanha azuis s o os teus olhosatinge te com bala de chumbo acerta te em cheio Paul Celan Fuga da Morte Suite Francesafoi concebido como um romance em cinco partes 1 Tempestade 2 Dolce3 Cativeiro 4 Batalhas5 A Paz,com cerca de mil p ginas, tendo como base a estrutura dos quatro andamentos da Quinta Sinfonia d [...]

    15. Marigold on said:

      What a fabulous book Thought provoking, beautifully written, sad and yet oddly hopeful Romantic, violent and unflinching Irene Nemirovsky was a Russian Jew who became exiled from Russia at a young age had lived in France for many years by the outbreak of the Second World War Despite being a well known writer, she was never granted French citizenship She started Suite Francaise after the outbreak of the war in Europe, wanting to document what she saw going on around her She planned to write the n [...]

    16. Elaine on said:

      It is near on impossible to review this book without first mentioning the author Irene Nemirovsky A Russian born Jew, settled in France and converted to Catholicism, she started to write Suite Francaise in 1940, two years before her death in Auschwitz The two novellas included here are the only two completed out of the five that she had planned.The first, Storm in June, introduces us to the characters as we follow them during the exodus from Paris, fleeing from the German occupiers There are qui [...]

    17. Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah* on said:

      It s a truism that people are complicated, multifaceted, contradictory, surprising, but it takes the advent of war or other momentous events to be able to see it It is the most fascinating and the most dreadful of spectacles, the most dreadful because it s so real you can never pride yourself on truly knowing the sea unless you ve seen it both calm and in a storm Only the person who has observed men and women at times like this can be said to know them And to know themselves.This book begins on [...]

    18. Oana on said:

      I m giving this high rating not to the book itself which was, sadly, left unfinished and reads like a first draft but to what the book could have obviously been an undying masterpiece about France under the Nazi occupation But the author a Russian Jew who emigrated to France died in Auschwitz during WW2, so this possible magnum opus was left unfinished What a great loss.It is a wonderful book, deep, moving, hopeful and beautifully written Though some perspectives change without much support, som [...]

    19. S©aP on said:

      Francia Giugno 1940 Le truppe tedesche sono alle porte di Parigi, e domani la occuperanno Nel disastro totale, che travolge tutti e sovverte ogni valore, si rappresenta la lotta tra il destino individuale e il destino collettivo I fatti eccezionali e destabilizzanti, come le grandi catastrofi, svelano la vera natura degli uomini Sollevano ogni maschera Sbriciolano ogni convenzione e ogni postura sociale Pongono l individuo di fronte a s stesso, e il S Stesso a confronto con gli altri, tutti nell [...]

    20. Shannon (Giraffe Days) on said:

      Paris, June 1940 Word is spreading like a stain that the Germans are only days away from invading the city It takes a while for the people to believe it, and still longer for them to pack slinging mattresses on top of their cars, storing linens and tableware in trunks but when the exodus occurs it clogs the streets and the railway and thousands are left to walk the country roads while those in motorcars honk and swear at them for taking up all the road.The Germans are everywhere, it seems Wherev [...]

    21. Maria Chnoic on said:

      This book was intended by the author a great opus to the lives of the French during the occupation of World War II, a kind of War and Peace It was mean t to be a five part novel but was unfortunately never finished due to N mirovsky s death in Auschwitz It is never the less a fascinating insight into French society in 1940 and 1941 N mirovsky creates characters that are flawed and nearly always both arrogant and selfish However, each one is beautifully, beautifully drawn She describes the innate [...]

    22. AC on said:

      N mirovsky was a Russian Jew who emigrated as a child to France There, she became a popular and successful writer, converted to Roman Catholicism, became an anti semite who associated with right wing fascist writers and editors, but who by 1942 was deported to Auschwitz and gassed Her husband was murdered soon afterwards She left a lengthy manuscript in a diary that was in the possession of her daughter, who refused to look at it all her life thinking it was only a diary and that reading it woul [...]

    23. Whitaker on said:

      Such a sadness that Ir ne N mirovsky never finished this work Written during the Occupation of France and describing its events, it s almost a contemporaneous description of life in Occupied France The two parts that do exist suggest that it would have been a magisterial work Part 1, Temp te en Juin, describes the flight from Paris of four families and is clearly the polished of the two parts Part 2, Dolce, feels unbalanced A critical killing that takes place towards the end feels insufficient [...]

    24. Ginny_1807 on said:

      Il palpito della vitaCome noto, Suite francese stato dato alle stampe postumo e incompleto, vale a dire costituito soltanto da due dei cinque romanzi pensati dall autrice, che non pot portare a termine il progetto a causa della morte per mano dei nazisti Nonostante ci questo libro merita la pi grande attenzione oltre ad essere concepito in modo magistrale, infatti, anche un evento letterario del tutto singolare in quanto, pur essendo stato scritto in contemporanea con i fatti di cui si argomenta [...]

    25. Inés Izal on said:

      Es una pena que no descubramos todo lo que N mirovsky ten a en su mente para darnos Sencillamente brillante.

    26. Jim Fonseca on said:

      This is a story of the invasion of Paris by the Germans in WW II Part I and the German occupation of a village outside of Paris Part II War brings out the best and worst in people and during the chaotic flight out of Paris to which most of those who fled simply returned a week or two later we see examples of great generosity and sharing but also people stealing food and gasoline from each other The author follows the escapades of a variety of people from a cross section of classes but she saves [...]

    27. Sandra on said:

      Sono rimasta incantata da questa scrittrice che conoscevo poco La lettura di Suite francese mi ha svelato una persona straordinaria, dotata di uno sguardo saggio e benevolo, ricolmo di empatia nei confronti dell universo, sia della natura che protagonista costante delle storie, anche tragiche, dei suoi racconti che degli uomini, donne e bambini che spiccano nelle sue pagine con vivezza e profondit psicologica Non francesi o tedeschi, ma uomini e donne Leggendo i due racconti che compongono il vo [...]

    28. Santiago Llach on said:

      El gran realismo del siglo XIX se topa de pronto con las ametralladoras de Hitler y los bombarderos de la Luftwaffe, y deja estas dos maravillosas nouvelles que anticiparon en secreto las fisuras del futuro relato heroico de la Segunda Guerra N mirovsky, ni a rica triste, pol glota, enojada con su madre, se trajo de la Rusia de su infancia el esprit narrativo de sus grandes escritores y, en un tiempo real que cuesta creer haya sido tal, en el 41 y el 42, mientras Francia era tomada por la Wehrma [...]

    29. Marina on said:

      La prima parte mi piaciuta pi della seconda, ho trovato davvero eccellente la descrizione dell esodo da Parigi, sia per quanto riguarda l avvenimento storico in s che per la caratterizzazione dei personaggi, che egregia in entrambe le parti del romanzo incredibile pensare che questo romanzo sia incompiuto, perch , se vero che la storia certamente non finisce, altrettanto vero che quello che abbiamo il privilegio di leggere possiede una grazia e una perfezione tali da far sembrare quasi inverosim [...]

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