Irene Nemirovsky
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Irene Nemirovsky

Irène Némirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903. The daughter of a Jewish Ukranian banker and raised with a love of French culture, she was sixteen when she and her family settled in Paris. Ten years later, her novel "David Golder" thrust her to the forefront of the French literary scene. The dozen books and short stories she wrote over the following decade earned her admiration and caused controversy too, with their violent lucidity and cruel descriptions of a world destined to disappear.

The Occupation and the Vichy regime's anti-Semitic laws put an end to her brilliant career. Irène was forbidden from publishing and reduced to selling her writing under a pseudonym to the newspapers that would still print her. She retreated to the Burgundy village of Issy-l'Evêque with her husband, Michael Epstein, and their two daughters, Denise and Élisabeth. To help fill the void created by exile, Irene began an extraordinary project. She would tell the story of the war as it was unfolding in five volumes taken straight from current events.

Two novels were born, written in her cramped handwriting in a leatherbound notebook, "Storm in June" (Tepête en juin) and "Dolce," under the series title "Suite française." That headlong creative period was halted when she was arrested by French police on July 13, 1942. She was sent to Auschwitz and died there, from typhus it is believed, a month later.

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    • Suite Francaise

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Oreskes, Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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    By the early 1940s, Irène Némirovsky was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One word: Epic

    • By Erin on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Suite française

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Dominique Reymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    "Tempête en juin" décrit par le menu l'Exode, et ce traumatisme qui arracha le masque social de bien des gens, dévoilant veulerie ou courage...

    Regular price: $21.49

    • Suite française

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Regina Lemnitz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eine der größten literarischen Wiederentdeckungen der letzten Jahre. Sommer 1940: Die deutsche Armee steht vor Paris...

    Regular price: $23.23

    • Dimanche and Other Stories

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    A collection of never-before-translated stories by the best-selling author of Suite Française, this is a gorgeous, gemlike volume with the same attention to detail that won Irène Némirovsky so many fans....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just couldn't get into it

    • By Sher from Provo on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Fire in the Blood

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    At the center of the tale is Silvio: in his younger years he fled the boredom of the village and made a life of travel and adventure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Written & Enjoyable

    • By Jessica on 04-07-08

    Regular price: $19.57

    • The Fires of Autumn

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Veronika Hyks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    With elegant simplicity and unswerving honesty, Irene Nemirovsky chronicles the brutalizing effects of war on three ordinary Parisian families....

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Die Familie Hardelot

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Iris Berben
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Satt, selbstzufrieden und in der wohligen Gewissheit, dass sich nie etwas ändern wird: Die Fabrikantenfamilie Hardelot...

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Un enfant prodige

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Jeanne Balibar
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Dans la taverne d'un port de la mer Noire, Ismaël, un petit garçon juif doté d'une voix et d'un sens de la poésie hors du commun...

    Regular price: $11.46

    • Suite francese

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Giugno 1940. I nazisti occupano Parigi e gli abitanti fuggono verso le campagne. Irène Némirovsky era tra loro e in questo romanzo incompiuto ha saputo...

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Il bambino prodigio [A Child Prodigy]

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    L enfant genial, una delle prime opere di Irene nemirovsky, pubblicato nel 1927, è una novella che ha lo spessore di un romanzo corto....

    Regular price: $3.17

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