Ir ne N mirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903 into a wealthy banking family and emigrated to France during the Russian Revolution. After attending the Sorbonne in Paris she began to write and swiftly achieved success with David Golder, which was followed by more than a dozen other books. Throughout her lifetime she published widely in French newspapers and literary journals. She died in Auschwitz in 1942. More than sixty years later, Suite Fran aise, was published posthumously, for the first time, in 2006.
"Luminous. . . . These accomplished tales create worlds full of
secrets and treacheries. . . . "Flesh and Blood" is a masterpiece
of familial subterfuge. . . . In this superlative translation, N
mirovsky's characters emerge full-fleshed, and her voice remains
timeless and relevant."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Ir ne N mirovsky "Extraordinary. . . . N mirovsky achieve[s] her penetrating insights with Flaubertian objectivity."
--The Washington Post Book World "Stunning. . . . [N mirovsky] wrote, for all to read at last, some of the greatest, most humane and incisive fiction that conflict has produced."
--The New York Times Book Review "N mirovsky's scope is like that of Tolstoy: She sees the fullness of humanity and its tenuous arrangements and manages to put them together with a tone that is affectionate, patient, and relentlessly honest."
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