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FREE READ Suite française 107 Ï The first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost written by a pre WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completedBy the early l940s when Ukrainian born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française—the first two parts of a planned five part noveThe first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost written by a pre WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completedBy the early l940s when Ukrainian born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française the first two parts of a planned five part novel she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris But she was also a Jew and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz a month later she was dead at the age of thirty nine Two years earlier living in a small village in central France where she her husband and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt to elude the Nazis she'd begun her novel a luminous portrayal of a human drama in. A masterpiece And this is the rough draftI've spent the last day trying to decide if I loved this book because I'm sentimental The author Irene Nemirovsky was a Russian Jew who wrote this while living in occupied France A respected author she had married Micheal Epstein who had also fled Russia when the Bolsheviks revolted They had sincerely adopted France as their home country converted to Catholicism and were the parents of two daughters She began writing this novel while simultaneously experiencing it She and her family had lived in Paris but had fled when German troops invaded the city While most of the country was occupied she moved to a French village and tried to survive amidst the new harsh laws concerning anyone of Jewish decent She could no longer publish her works could not cash checks could not travel freely Her life and freedom as well as those of her husband and daughters were threatened daily She had every excuse to be as frightened and as hysteric as anyoneYet she managed to write an unbelievably candid look at Frenchmen in their hour of need Her intention was to write a five part novella in the idea of a musical symphony much like Beethoven's Fifth examining the behavior of people from different classes of society She succeeded in writing two of the five parts Storm in June and Dolce Storm in June begins as rumors of a German invasion into Paris reach a frenzied level and characters decide whether or not evacuate their homes The attitude priorities and expectations vary greatly between the elite and working class Desperation brings out the very worst in most but not all Food gas shelter the basic needs of any person become scarce and the desire to survive seems to super cede any desire to help a neighbor Nemirovsky is an expert at exposing this without focusing on the misery Instead in her own words she shows the prosperity that contrasts with it one word for misery ten for egotism cowardice closing ranks crime But it's true that it's this very atmosphere I'm breathing It is easy to imagine it the obsession with food Writing about the contrast is very effective `What impresses me is that Nemirovsky was part of this aristocrat class She was privileged To have the ability to understand at all the confusion and need of those without shows great compassion I thinkThe second part of the novel Dolce is uite different Rather than following several loosely related characters she focuses on a small village adjusting to life with the German troop based there Most of the upper class members of the village farmers land owners etc had to house the officers of the German army at the same time their husbands sons and brothers were being held as prisoners of war someplace else Nemirovsky manages to weave in a few of the characters from Storm into the story but the overall pace and feeling is much slower and calmer ahdolce The slower tempo and close proximity force many of the French to look at the Germans as humans rather than simply soldiers Boredom resulting from the restrictions placed on the villagers jealousy and greed as supplies and food are scarce for many cause tensions to run high The most interesting part of this story to me was the relationship between Lucille and the German officer staying at their chateau all the while under the persecution of an unforgiving and pompous mother in law How disappointing when this story ended and there was no Following the two stories are the handwritten notes written by the author Plans for the third part to be titled Captivity were outlined and different story lines attempted The realization that this was all a rough draft boggles my mind They seem sodone and flawless What a loss After the appendix showing Nemirovsky's plans for the novel is another with the letters recovered from her and her family acuaintances editors etc during this time period The tone in these letters is so different from the tone in her notes for the novel It's as if she was somehow push away her fear and trepidation while writing and thinking Her personal correspondence however reveals that she was very aware of the danger facing her Her last letter is written to her husband as she is being taken to a concentration camp Following letters show the desperation of her husband trying to find out where she has been taken and how she can be saved then those stop as he is arrested and also taken to a concentration camp They were both killed at AuschwitzHer daughters were hid by a close friend for years until the war was over Her eldest daughter carried around this manuscript in a suitcase wherever they traveled as a link to her mother and finally had it published and translated sixty years laterI don't think I loved this just because I am sentimental although I love it for that very reason Independent of the author's tragic parallel story is the creation of something uniue and special It is as if someone was holding a mirror up to the French during the war but this mirror is alluring and beautiful so much so that you can't help but pick it up and just gaze But it's than just a look at the French people during a specific period of time It is also a timeless portrait of humanity Highly highly recommended

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Which she herself would become a victim When she was arrested she had completed two parts of the epic the handwritten manuscripts of which were hidden in a suitcase that her daughters would take with them into hiding and eventually into freedom Sixty four years later at long last we can read Némirovsky's literary masterpiece The first part A Storm in June opens in the chaos of the massive 1940 exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion during which several families and individuals are thrown together under circumstances beyond their control They share nothing but the harsh demands of survival some trying to maintain lives of privilege others struggling simply to preserve their lives but soon all together they will be forced. This is a story of the invasion of Paris by the Germans in WW II Part I and the German occupation of a village outside of Paris Part II War brings out the best and worst in people and during the chaotic flight out of Paris to which most of those who fled simply returned a week or two later we see examples of great generosity and sharing but also people stealing food and gasoline from each other The author follows the escapades of a variety of people from a cross section of classes but she saves her vitriol spoken through her characters for the upper classes and intellectuals A playwright a banker and an antiues dealer provide some of the worst examples of selfish behavior But the lower classes aren’t off the hook – for example a group of orphan boys kills a priest who was trying to help them In Part II in the occupied village the class focus shifts to peasants and landowners German officers are uartered in people’s homes and again we have the full gamut of human behaviors ranging from some French who won’t even speak to a German to a woman who falls in love with a German officer even though her French husband is a German POW The ghosts of the prior French German wars in 1914 and in the 1870’s come up so much they are like a character in the novel The book is strangely silent about the impact of the war on Jews in France I say strangely because the author and her husband were Catholics of Jewish ancestry Both were imprisoned and died in concentration camps Their two daughters escaped and one had this novel in her suitcase The book has a heart braking appendix of letters from the author Nemirovsky writing to bankers and lawyers trying to get her confiscated funds freed up to support her family and letters from her husband to lawyers and diplomats trying to learn the whereabouts of his wife the author who was imprisoned first

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Suite françaiseTo face the awful exigencies of physical and emotional displacement and the annihilation of the world they know In the second part Dolce we enter the increasingly complex life of a German occupied provincial village Coexisting uneasily with the soldiers billeted among them the villagers from aristocrats to shopkeepers to peasants cope as best they can Some choose resistance others collaboration and as their community is transformed by these acts the lives of these these men and women reveal nothing less than the very essence of humanitySuite Française is a singularly piercing evocation at once subtle and severe deeply compassionate and fiercely ironic of life and death in occupied France and a brilliant profoundly moving work of ar. MUST READ MUST READ Wonderful unfinished novel by famous Jewish French author Interesting story is behind publication of this novel The manuscript stayed in a box for decades because the daughters of the author thought it is diary but it was not One of my favourite novels and I am proud that I was its Serbian editor U Srbiji je knjigu objavila Laguna predivna knjiga veoma dirljiva