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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
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
[In this novel], "A Storm in June," is set in the chaos of the tumultuous exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. As the German army approaches, Parisians seize what belongings they can and flee the city, the wealthy and the poor alike searching for means to escape. Thrown together under circumstances beyond their control, a group of families and individuals with nothing in common but the harsh demands of survival find themselves facing the annihilation of their world, and human nature is revealed for what it is - sometimes tender, sometimes terrifying ... "Dolce," is set in a German-occupied village near Paris, where, riven by jealousy and resentment, resistance and collaboration, the lives of the townspeople reveal nothing less than the essence of the French identity. The delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted plays out dangerously against the background of Occupation.-Dust jacket
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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.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143783
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
843/.912
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2627.E4
LC item number
S8513 2006
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000119625
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Suite française, Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith
Link
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
Contents
Storm in June -- Dolce -- Iréne Némirovsky's handwritten notes on the situation in France and her plans for Suite Franc̦aise, taken from her notebooks -- Correspondence -- Preface to the French Edition
Control code
2539877
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
x, 395 p.
Isbn
9781400044733
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006003461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63390753
  • (OCoLC)63390753
Label
Suite française, Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith
Link
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
Contents
Storm in June -- Dolce -- Iréne Némirovsky's handwritten notes on the situation in France and her plans for Suite Franc̦aise, taken from her notebooks -- Correspondence -- Preface to the French Edition
Control code
2539877
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
x, 395 p.
Isbn
9781400044733
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006003461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63390753
  • (OCoLC)63390753

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