David Golder

David Golder

The Ball ; Snow in Autumn ; The Courilof Affair

Book - 2008
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Readers everywhere were introduced to the work of Irène Némirovsky through the publication of her long-lost masterpiece, Suite Française. But Suite Française was only the coda to the brief yet remarkably prolific career of this nearly forgotten, magnificent novelist. Here in one volume are four of Némirovsky’s other novels–all of them newly translated by the award-winning Sandra Smith, and all, except DAVID GOLDER, available in English for the first time.

 

DAVID GOLDER is the novel that established Néirovsky’s reputation in France in 1929 when she was twenty-six. It is a novel about greed and lonliness, the story of a self-made business man, once wealthy, now suffering a breakdown as he nears the lonely end of his life. THE COURILOF AFFAIR tells the story of a Russian revolutionary living out his last days–and his recollections of his first infamous assassination. Also included are two short, gemlike novels: THE BALL, a pointed exploration of adolescence and the obsession with status among the bourgeoisie; and SNOW IN AUTUMN, an evocative tale of White Russian émigrés in Paris after the Russian Revolution.

 

Introduced by celebrated novelist Claire Messud, this collection of four spellbinding novels offers the same storytelling mastery, powerful clarity of language, and empathic grasp of human behavior that would give shape to Suite Française.

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of novels by the Russian-born author of Suite Française, who died in Auschwitz in 1942, features David Golder, a parable about greed and loneliness, as well as three tales available in English for the first time--The Ball, Snow in Autumn, and The Courilof Affair. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Readers everywhere were introduced to the work of Irene Nemirovsky through the publication of her long-lost masterpiece, Suite Francaise. But Suite Francaise was only the coda to the brief yet remarkably prolific career of this nearly forgotten, magnificent novelist. Here in one volume are four of Nemirovsky's other novels - all of them newly translated by the award-winning Sandra Smith, and all, except David Golder, available in English for the first time.
David Golder is the novel that established Nemirovsky's reputation in France in 1929 when she was twenty-six. It is a novel about greed and loneliness, the story of a self-made business man, once wealthy, now suffering a breakdown as he nears the lonely end of his life. The Courilof Affair tells the story of a Russian revolutionary living out his last days - and his recollections of his first infamous assassination. Also included are two short novels: The Ball, a pointed exploration of adolescence and the obsession with status among the bourgeoisie; and Snow in Autumn, an evocative tale of White Russian emigres in Paris after the Russian Revolution.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of novels by the Russian-born author of Suite Franðcaise," who died in Auschwitz in 1942, features David Golder," a parable about greed and loneliness, as well as three novels available in English for the first time.

Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library, c2008
ISBN: 9780307267085
0307267083
Characteristics: xxxvii, 363 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Messud, Claire 1966-
Smith, Sandra 1949-

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