By Susan Rubin Suleiman
Irène Némirovsky succeeded in making a incredible profession as a novelist within the Thirties, in simple terms to have her lifestyles minimize brief: a “foreign Jew” in France, she was once deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. yet her younger daughters survived, and as adults they introduced their mom again to existence. In 2004, Suite française, Némirovsky’s posthumous novel, turned a world top vendor; a few critics, notwithstanding, condemned her as a “self-hating Jew” whose past works have been rife with anti-Semitic stereotypes. educated through own interviews with Némirovsky’s descendants and others, in addition to via vast archival learn, this wide-ranging highbrow biography situates Némirovsky within the literary and political weather of interwar France and recounts, for the 1st time, the postwar lives of her daughters. Némirovsky's Jewish works, Suleiman argues, can be learn as explorations of the conflicted identities that formed the lives of secular Jews in twentieth-century Europe and beyond.
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The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France by Susan Rubin Suleiman