Before Auschwitz: IrFne NTmirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-war France

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Kershaw analyses Irene Némirovsky's literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. Its explores the cultural exchange between France and Russia, and the political implications of Némirovsky's fiction, particularly the enthusiastic reception of her work in far-right anti-Semitic journals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Making of a Literary Reputationp. 7
Beforep. 41
A Russian Soulp. 68
A Jewish Soulp. 99
Crisis and Conflict: Constructions of National Identityp. 135
Conclusions: Second Floweringp. 171
Notesp. 195
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 229
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