Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky was a French novelist of Ukrainian-Jewish origin, born on February 11, 1903, in Kiev, then part of the Russian Empire. She achieved early success as a writer in France, particularly with the novel 'David Golder' in 1929. Némirovsky's work was largely forgotten after her death in Auschwitz in 1942, but she gained renewed fame when her unfinished novel 'Suite Française' was discovered and published posthumously in 2004. The novel, which depicts life in France during the German occupation in World War II, received critical acclaim and was adapted into a film in 2014.


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  1. 1. Suite Française

    "Suite Française" is a two-part novel set during the early years of World War II in France. The first part, "Storm in June," follows a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion. The second part, "Dolce," shows life in a small French village under German occupation. The novel explores themes of love, loss, and survival, and provides a unique perspective on life in France during the war. The book was written during the war but was not discovered and published until many years later.

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