Tag Archives: Irène Némirovsky Year-Long

The Wine of Solitude by Irène Némirovsky

It is said out of all Irène Némirovsky’s novels The Wine of Solitude is the most autobiographical. Dysfunctional mother-daughter relationships are a recurring theme in Némirovsky’s novels I have read, but none of them have examined those relationships up close like The Wine of Solitude. In The Wine of Solitude, Hélène Karol’s mother is a beautiful […]

Giveaway: The Wine of Solitude by Irène Némirovsky (US Only)

The Wine of Solitude published in 1935 is the next up in my Irène Némirovsky year-long project, so I am giving away one paperback copy of the book. I have not read the book yet. But Irène Némirovsky is an incredible author, so I have no doubt this will be a lovely treat. If you […]

The Courilof Affair by Irène Némirovsky

The Courilof Affair is the fourth book I read as a part of my Irène Némirovsky year-long project. I have mentioned this before – I believe that Irène Némirovsky’s inspiration for her writing came through her life. In The Misunderstanding, the main character is a beautiful adulterer married to a wealthy man, just like Irène’s […]

The Misunderstanding by Irène Némirovsky

It turns out Wikipedia had me fooled (but honestly, I should have known better)! 😀 When I came up with the order for my Irène Némirovsky year-long project, I referred the publication years given on Wikipedia for Irène’s books. According to Wikipedia The Misunderstanding by Irène Némirovsky was published in 1930. However, it turns out […]

Le Bal by Irène Némirovsky

Le Bal, consisting of two novellas by Irène Némirovsky is the second book in my Irène Némirovsky year-long project. Le Bal proved to be the perfect pick after I read Ruby, as I was in need for some mood-lifting. 😀 Le Bal, the first novella is about Kampf family. Alfred Kampf has recently made a fortune after struggling […]

David Golder by Irène Némirovsky

David Golder is the first book I read as a part of my Irène Némirovsky year-long project. David Golder is Irène’s second novel, but it is the one that first brought her fame and made her mark in the literary world. David Golder is a self-made businessman who made his fortune by speculating in oil fields. He is ruthless and […]

2017 Reading Goals – Irène Némirovsky Year-Long and Others

I came across Irene Nemirovsky in the most unexpected way. I bought The Mirador by Élisabeth Gille earlier this year. It was an impulse buy – the book was on sale. Even though the title read ‘Dreamed Memories of Irène Némirovsky by Her Daughter’, having never heard of Irène Némirovsky before it meant very little to me […]