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Irene Nemirovsky

Biography

Irene Nemirovsky

Irène Némirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903 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 60 years later, SUITE FRANCAISE, was published posthumously, for the first time, in 2006.

Irène Némirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903 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 60 years later, SUITE FRANCAISE, was published posthumously, for the first time, in 2006.

Irene Nemirovsky

Books by Irene Nemirovsky

by Irene Nemirovsky - Historical Fiction

THE WINE OF SOLITUDE follows the Karol family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Hélène grows from a dreamy, unhappy child into a strong-willed young woman. From the hot Kiev summers to the cruel winters of St Petersburg and eventually to springtime in Paris, the would-be writer Hélène blossoms, despite her mother’s neglect, into a clear-eyed observer of the life around her.

by Irene Nemirovsky - Fiction

In a French courtroom, Gladys Eysenach is on trial for shooting dead her much younger lover. As witnesses take the stand and the case unfolds, Gladys relives fragments of her past, recalling a series of events that reveal the soul of a desperate woman obsessed with her lost youth.

by Irene Nemirovsky - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Pierre and Agnes marry for love against the wishes of his parents and the family patriarch, the tyrannical industrialist Julien Hardelot, provoking a family feud that cascades down the generations.