Before Auschwitz

Before Auschwitz

Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-war France

Book - 2010
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This book analyses Irene Némirovsky's literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. It examines topics of central importance to our understanding of the literary field in France in the period, such as: the close relationship between politics and literature; the historical, political, cultural and personal legacies of the First World War; the so-called 'crisis of the novel' and the attempt to create and develop new narrative forms; the phenomenon of Russian emigration to Paris in the wake of the Russian Revolution and Civil War; the possibilities for the creation of a French-Jewish identity and mode of writing; and the threat of fascism and the approach of the Second World War.

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010
ISBN: 9780415891035
0415891035
9780415957229
0415957222
Call Number: 843.912 K474b
Characteristics: 233 p. ; 24 cm

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