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The Resource The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France, Susan Rubin Suleiman

The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France, Susan Rubin Suleiman

Label
The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France
Title
The Némirovsky question
Title remainder
the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Susan Rubin Suleiman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career as a novelist in the 1930s, only to have her life cut short: a "foreign Jew" in France, she was deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. But her two young daughters survived, and as adults they brought their mother back to life. In 2004, Suite française, Némirovsky's posthumous novel, became an international best seller; some critics, however, condemned her as a "self-hating Jew" whose earlier works were rife with anti-Semitic stereotypes. Informed by personal interviews with Némirovsky's descendants and others, as well as by extensive archival research, this wide-ranging intellectual biography situates Némirovsky in the literary and political climate of interwar France and recounts, for the first time, the postwar lives of her daughters. Némirovsky's Jewish works, Suleiman argues, should be read as explorations of the conflicted identities that shaped the lives of secular Jews in twentieth-century Europe and beyond."--Amazon.com
Summary
A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irene Nemirovsky
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541781
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Suleiman, Susan Rubin
Dewey number
  • 843/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2627.E4
LC item number
Z899 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Némirovsky, Irène
  • Novelists, French
  • Jewish women
  • Jews
  • Némirovsky, Irène
  • Jewish women
  • Jews
  • Novelists, French
  • France
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France
Label
The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France, Susan Rubin Suleiman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a writer reborn...and debated -- Part I. Irène. The "Jewish question" -- Némirovsky's choices, 1920-1939 -- Choices and choicelessness, 1939-1942 -- Part II. Fictions. Foreigners and strangers : Némirovsky's Jewish protagonists -- Portraits of the artist as a young Jewish woman -- Part III. Denise and Elisabeth -- Orphans of the Holocaust : two lives -- Gifts of life : a mother and her daughters
Control code
ocn946481706
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300171969
Lccn
2016941798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946481706
Label
The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France, Susan Rubin Suleiman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a writer reborn...and debated -- Part I. Irène. The "Jewish question" -- Némirovsky's choices, 1920-1939 -- Choices and choicelessness, 1939-1942 -- Part II. Fictions. Foreigners and strangers : Némirovsky's Jewish protagonists -- Portraits of the artist as a young Jewish woman -- Part III. Denise and Elisabeth -- Orphans of the Holocaust : two lives -- Gifts of life : a mother and her daughters
Control code
ocn946481706
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300171969
Lccn
2016941798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946481706

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