Irène Némirovsky

Standard Name: Némirovsky, Irène


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Reception Katherine Mansfield
Mansfield must surely have been the K. M. whose diary the novelist Irène Némirovsky carried out to read in the French pine woods, near the edge of the German-occupied zone, while she was writing her...
Textual Production Cecily Mackworth
The title was her publisher's. She wanted to call it Ship of France from Walt Whitman 's O star, O ship of France, beat back and battered long.
Mackworth, Cecily. Ends of the World. Carcanet.
She was asked to write this...


13 July 1942: French, Jewish, stateless, Russian-born novelist...

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13 July 1942

French, Jewish, stateless, Russian-born novelist Irène Némirovsky was seized and taken to the concentration camp at Pithiviers in the Loiret département of France, en route for Auschwitz in Poland.

After March 2006: Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française, an unfinished,...

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After March 2006

Irène Némirovsky 's Suite Française, an unfinished, two-part novel about the Nazi occupation of France in 1941-2, reached print in English translation sixty-four years after composition.


Némirovsky, Irène. Suite Française. Translator Smith, Sandra, Vintage Books, 2007.