Dimanche and Other Stories

Dimanche and Other Stories

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The first collection of short stories by Irene Nemirovsky to appear in English, this volume features stories that deal with conflict between generations during the bourgeois period and the events of 1940 in France."
Publisher: London : Persephone, 2010
ISBN: 9781903155776
1903155770
Branch Call Number: FICTION Nemirovsky 2000
Characteristics: 270 p. ; 20 cm

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JanPruatt
Aug 30, 2016

This book is a translation from the French.

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Aug 30, 2016

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Aug 30, 2016

These stories were delightful to listen to. As the back cover describes the author’s work I agree and quote it here – “This is a gorgeous, gemlike volume with the same attention to detail that won Irene Nemirovsky so many fans. Written between 1934 and 1942, these ten stories mine the same terrain as her bestselling novels: 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; and questions of religion and personal identity. Moving from the drawing rooms of prewar Paris to the lives of men and women in wartime France, here is the beautiful work of a writer at the height of her tragically short career.”

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Aug 30, 2016

The only cloud in the sky was a delicately sculpted white shell that floated upward for a moment and then melted into the ether.

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