From the book
By the early l940s, when
Ukrainian-born Irène Némirovsky began
working on what would become Suite
the first two parts of a
planned five-part novelshe 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 Francewhere she, her husband,
and their two small daughters had fled
in a vain attempt to elude the Nazisshe'd
begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of
a human drama in which she herself would
become a victim....
Beyond the Book
was born in Kiev
in 1903 into a
She emigrated to
began to write.
success with her
she was 26.
The Flies of...