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The Resource Suite française, Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith

Suite française, Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith

Label
Suite française
Title
Suite française
Statement of responsibility
Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940, this books 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. -- Back Cover
Member of
Summary
In 1941, Irene Nemirovsky sat down to write a book that would convey the magnitude of what she was living through, not in terms of battles and politicians, but by evoking the domestic lives and personal trials of the ordinary citizens of France. She did not live to see her ambition fulfilled, or to know that it would be published sixty-five years later and hailed as a masterpiece. Set during a year that begins with France's fall to the Nazis in June 1940 and ends with Germany turning its attention to Russia, "Suite Francaise" falls into two parts. The first is a brilliant depiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion and make their way through the chaos of France; the second follows the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation who find themselves thrown together in ways they never expected.
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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Cataloging source
J$W
Dewey number
843/.912
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
Suite française, Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2539877
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
x, 395 pages
Isbn
9781400044733
Lccn
2006003461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400044733
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm63390753
Label
Suite française, Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2539877
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
x, 395 pages
Isbn
9781400044733
Lccn
2006003461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400044733
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm63390753

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