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Dimanche and Other Stories Vintage International Sale-$10.20!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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A never-before-translated collection by the bestselling author of Suite Française

Written between 1934 and 1942, these ten gem-like stories mine the same terrain of Némirovsky’s bestselling novel Suite Française: a keen eye for the details of social class; the tensions between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives; the manners and mannerisms of the French bourgeoisie; questions of religion and personal identity. Moving from the drawing rooms of pre-war Paris to the lives of men and women in wartime France, here we find the beautiful work of a writer at the height of her tragically short career.

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #725 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-04-06
  • Released on: 2010-04-06
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 304 pages


  • ISBN13: 9780307476364
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Reflections on Family, Reflections on War5
The posthumous publishing of Irene Nemirovsky’s masterpiece, //Suite Francaise//, was an important literary event. It introduced the wartime French writer to English-speaking audiences, and readers were stunned by her deep reflection on the horrors of war. Now, //Dimanche and Other Stories// has been translated into English for the first time, giving us a chance to love this writer all over again. The stories, which take place throughout France, span the period of pre-war prosperity to post-war terror. The chasm between classes is felt in stories such as “Brotherhood,” where a wealthy Frenchman meets a poor immigrant who shares his last name. A similar gap between people is felt in the title story, where a young girl falls into the same trap of a loveless marriage that her mother did.

The wartime stories are horrifying and eye-opening. In each, a character comes to terms with the truth that no one, regardless of money or status, is safe. Nemirovsky’s skill with point-of-view and emotional detail comes shining through as a result of the wonderful translation by Bridget Patterson. This collection of stories is everything literature should be: gripping, beautiful, and thought-provoking.

Reviewed by Katie Cappello