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So the war moves to the East, and one of its victims is the author of this unbelievable, yet incredibly realistic account of France under the yoke of German occupation. View all 21 comments. Apr 16, Lord Beardsley rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book jolted me. It's rare when I read a book literally from cover to cover This was witten as France was being occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War, thus, this may well be the first fictional account of World War Two as it was happening.
Needless to say, this is an immensely important book and in my opinion should be required reading in history classes. This is an unfinished work by a Russian-French author who died in Auschwitz before she could c This book jolted me. This is an unfinished work by a Russian-French author who died in Auschwitz before she could complete what she was hoping would be a novel-opus written in the style of a piece of music.
This is definately an ambitious and frustrating read. But the readers must take in mind that this is an incomplete draft. As a writer, I enjoyed reading something unfinished. It was wonderful to be able to crawl into someone's imaginative workings as they are happening with all the frayed bits left strung out. It helped me in assessing my own approach to the creative process and I think I'll be referring back to this novel time and again to get some pointers on plot devices and flow.
As a story, this is flawed. If I was just giving points for the story itself I would only alot it three stars. The fourth is for the fact that the appendix's in the back as well as the forword to the French addition are utterly fascinating. This is a highly forgotten author and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. It pains me that this was never completed.
She has a keen knack for expressing the human experience. The lives of those she describes are lives interrupted during war, whether it be French peasants or young, highly incompetent German soldiers in way over their heads. She described the young German soldiers with a tenderness and empathy I thought incredible. Thus, subverting their "power" by describing them as young boys caught up in something they have marginal understanding of.
The most poignant scenes for me where those in which she described what happens to young people during wartime. How all the young French boys are away and the young girls secretly idolize their captors and their captors in turn court the young girls That to me, was heart-breaking.
Reading this, over sixty years after it was written and in another pseudo "war", makes me realize how useless the power displays of men playing king of the hill really are I picked this one up because it resembled a historical romance.
Then I found out what the tiny particles of pathos all seemed to portend: Immediately the work becomes grounded--it easily turns into something more important, more adult, even more delicate. This is an incredible novel which may've easily been lost forever!
Per I picked this one up because it resembled a historical romance. It is divided into two separate parts: Although I was truly stirred by the descriptions of the hot German soldier looking all masculine while still retaining the monster within, I kept asking myself: What happened to all the characters from the first part? That their fates were blurred away makes so much sense in a historical, even aesthetic, way. In all reality, many lives, like that of the writer herself, who died in a concentration camp a year or two later, were erased forever It would've been a grand treat to have read all of Irene Nemirovsky's proposed magnum opus a gargantuan of more than pages!
View all 9 comments. 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 One of my favourite novels and I am proud that I was its Serbian editor U Srbiji je knjigu objavila Laguna View all 17 comments.
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Non avevo mai letto nulla della Nemirovsky e ho sfidato la sorte cominciando con il suo ultimo e incompiuto. Tempesta di giugno: I soldati tedeschi sono nemici, ma allo stesso tempo uomini.
Coraggio e speranza. Siete nel mio cuore, miei diletti. Che Dio ci aiuti tutti. View all 18 comments. The story of the author and how the book came to be published so many years after her death is a much more compelling story than this, although if Nemirovsky had the chance to complete the book to her vision I may think differently. As it is, the book was well-done in its portrayal of the many facets of human nature that show themselves in times of crises. Nemirovsky shows a sympathy for basic human responses, even if those reactions are abhorrent to common values and sentiments.
The book also po The story of the author and how the book came to be published so many years after her death is a much more compelling story than this, although if Nemirovsky had the chance to complete the book to her vision I may think differently. The book also portrayed a part of history, the German invasion and occupation of France, that I didn't know much about besides the hard facts - how people fled Paris only to be killed on the road s and villages by German bombs, the guilt of French people who chose to collaborate with the Germans in order to survive.
Suprisingly, she did not discuss the experiences of Jews in France and the deeper fear they must have felt upon the German invasion, but perhaps that was for a later part of the book she didn't finish before being sent to a concentration camp herself. Still, even though I did enjoy the book, I did not find it engrossing in a way that kept me reading. I think this is because of a lack of plot.
Each chapter was like a self-contained episode in the lives of certain characters. And while those episodes were interesting and entertaining, perhaps even meaningful, there was no drive to keep reading.
The second half of the book, the Dolce volume, had more of a storyline that continued from chapter to chapter and had more of a pull. But I still can't say that it deserved a three-star review. Maybe two-and-a-half. View all 4 comments. Suite Francaise was a book that I wasn't sure about until I started to read it, and got swept up in the story, the characters, and Nemirovsky's merciless eye for human grace and ridiculousness, often both encapsulated in the same moments. The book covers the surrender of Paris, and the later occupation of a small town by the Germans, in two discrete sections, although a few characters bridge the gap.
The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enfo Suite Francaise was a book that I wasn't sure about until I started to read it, and got swept up in the story, the characters, and Nemirovsky's merciless eye for human grace and ridiculousness, often both encapsulated in the same moments.
The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook View all 10 comments.
Oct 27, Cheryl rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm not sure which is more eerie: I've read many war novels but this is the first I have seen really capture the immediacy of the despondency of exiles. The disheveled state of mind that comes with the refugee status.
One minute you're the person you know, the next minute, you're someone even you don't recognize. It is the eve of the Nazi occupation of The book starts with a wealthy family who is fleeing to a second home in the country. There is the famous writer who fights to save his manuscripts. A middle class couple who fights to save their job but can't make it across the country because of the lack of transportation.
Parked cars are everywhere, hotels and inns are filled with refugees, restaurants are closed because of lack of food or lack of paying patrons,people are begging for food and water, some sleeping in abandoned cars, some camping out on the road. Imagine a huge traffic jam of people who must walk to get anywhere and even then, might find that they're being stopped by a road block of soldiers who have sealed their territory from the enemy. The perils of war that Nemirovsky captures oh so well.
The chaotic situation is captured through a slew of characters and an emphatic plot. Unfortunately, this was one book that was not completed: Nemirovsky began She dreamed of a book of a thousand pages, constructed like a symphony On 12 June she began to doubt she would be able to complete this huge endeavour.
She had a premonition that she didn't have long to live. But she continued to work on her book, simultaneously writing notes. In her writing she denounced fear, cowardice, acceptance of humiliation, of persecution and massacre.
She was alone. It was rare to find anyone in the literary and publishing worlds who did not choose to collaborate with the Nazis. Although the novel is divided into two parts that could have been novellas "Storm in June and "Dolce" , they are connected with some of the same characters and the overarching theme of war and displacement, so it still feels like a novel. Knowing what happened after, it is interesting to note that the book is not about the evacuation of Jews, rather it is a novel about Parisians in general, wealthy and poor, fleeing German invasion, some even having to share their homes with German soldiers.
At the time she was interned in the concentration camp she was of Jewish heritage but also a Catholic Irene was a famous writer. Nine novels. She was a literature student whose first book had been published in her mid twenties. But as we know now in reading about that period in history, none of this mattered. When she was taken away, her husband didn't know that at that time, to be arrested and deported meant death.
So he wrote many letters inquiring about her whereabouts. Later, he too would be taken away and her young daughters would spend a lot of time hiding from the French police. The letters her husband wrote are included in the appendices, revealing the saddening situation. This is one book that you cannot read without reading the appendix.
Irene's daughter, Elizabeth would later become an editor at a publishing house. Elizabeth's sister Densie would take the suitcase that contained the manuscripts, the same suitcase that had traveled with them from hiding place to hiding place, type it up, and entrust it to the archives and a publisher. Hence, the novel we get to read. Feb 29, Seth T. People interested in the affects of war on the conquered.
Recognizing beforehand that this wouldn't be a complete story arc, I had to try to approach the book without any prejudice toward it for having a weak ending i. Unfinished books can be interesting to read to view the storytelling process in the midst of its evolution, but are rarely satisfying as stories in their own right.
So then, what about what we are given? It's, well, pretty good. It's not riveting by any means. There is no climax to her first act "Storm in June" and her second act plays out pretty softly appropriately enough for a section entitled "Dolce". While each segment picks up interest in later chapters, both start off at such a slowburn that many readers won't make it past a hundred pages. Not only are almost all the inhabitants of her story arrogant hypocrites, but they are almost universally uninteresting as well.
The first book is a pile of vignettes describing the circumstances of several families and individuals as they flee Paris on the eve of its fall into German hands on 14 June The narrative is as disorganized and haphazard, perhaps, as was the exodus it chronicles.
There are flourishes of course and moments of interest notably a chapter written from the perspective of a cat in heat , but on the whole it functions better as documentary than as story. The second book is easily superior, but much slower paced. There are more sympathetic characters and much more time for introspection. In a way, book two "Dolce" could function as some sort of Jane Austen work, only with Nazis and crap.
Back to characters. Those people seem to fit in the lower middle class and be young enough to still see beauty in the world the Michaud couple are only in their early forties or so, and are an exception to the youthfulness qualification. Her sympathetic characters are the Michauds, Jean-Marie Michaud, Lucile, the young engaged couple fleeing from Paris on their wedding day, Bruno the German soldier staying with Lucille's family , Madeleine to some extent , and Hubert after he rejects the hypocrisy and privilege of his class.
This actually makes it a little more difficult to pin down the author's own feelings toward others. View 1 comment. Feb 06, Sarah rated it liked it. I really really wanted to love this book Instead I'm having a hard time deciding what I really think about it, other than that I pushed through it to finish.
WWII is a somber subject, no way around it and so, of course, the book is somber. But even somber subjects can be compelling and I had a hard time finding a reason to be compelled There are two "books" within the cover and I feel like I need to review each quickly but separately.
The pointlessness of it all?? It was an insightful look into how occupation changed the relationships between the village residents AND how relationships form between occupier and occupied.
This story, though once again with strains of hopelessness and pointlessness at the end especially , had characters that were a little more sympathetic. They felt fleshed out and real, rather than just a caricature of a certain "type" of person.
Two interesting things about the book, though. One is that the author was French and was living through occupation of France during WWII this would explain the tone of the book! She eventually was killed in Auschwitz. Second is that she meant to write a book in 5 parts but was only able to complete 2.
So, the story is unfinished, the characters just created and the story just beginning to be told. I would have liked to read the rest of her creation. View all 5 comments. Guardi le strade, e la gente ti sembra diversa. Uguale nella loro destinazione, ma diversa nel modo di sentire che le attribuisci.
Pur vivendo la storia nel momento in cui la scrive, la scrittrice ne prende le distanze, e spiega le brutture della sua epoca, non attraverso descrizioni accurate di quanto succede veramente, ma attraverso il contrasto, facendoci capire esattamente come mai il buio si spiega con la luce e viceversa. Appunti bellissimi, che valgono quanto il libro, e ci illuminano su quanto lavoro ci sia dietro un manoscritto di questo genere, e quanta passione ci sia dietro la professione di uno scrittore che sia all'altezza dell'etichetta.
I realise that left Suite Francaise on my shelves for too long. I bought it because it was a well-loved bestseller, but I delayed the read because I mistook it for a historical war-romance novel I find myself in the minority when it comes to my opinions on the genre, e. This book pleasantly surprised me. This is not an action book like so many others set in wartime France. There are no acts of bravery and no heroes here, no linear story line. The book I realise that left Suite Francaise on my shelves for too long.
The book is an album, a collection of portraits where the well-drawn characters happen to live in highly dangerous and volatile times. I loved the subtle, evocative prose and the quiet, introspective quality of the writing, which contrasts with the turmoil caused by the war.
In the first part, the author vividly describes the chaos and the disorder of the Paris evacuation in the wake of France humiliating defeat. The second part is about a community living in a country village occupied by the Germans.
The locals have reluctantly come to terms with their nation surrender, and now must endure and adjust to a foreign occupation. For me, this book captures the essence of the French in the 40s, with their traditions, values, social status prerogatives and quirks. The author own story and her personal correspondence, which are included in the appendixes, were heart-breaking to read.
The fact that her work was left incomplete because of her deportation and tragic death makes the novel even more poignant. Highly recommended. In the snow, Jeanne and Maurice Michaud waited their turn, leaning against each other like weary horses during a short pause in their journey. Lucile began to embroider, but soon set down her work. The cherry blossom above her head was attracting wasps and bees; they were coming and going, darting about, diving into the centre of the flowers and drinking greedily, heads down and bodies trembling with a sort of spasmodic delight, while a great golden bumblebee, seemingly mocking these agile workers, swayed in the soft breeze as if on a hammock, barely moving and filling the air with its peaceful golden hum.
Only the person who has observed men and women at times like this, she thought, can be said to know them. People who always pay the price and the only ones who are truly noble. Odd that the majority of the masses, the detestable masses, are made up of these courageous types.
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Que Deus nos ajude a todos. View all 3 comments. Sono rimasta incantata da questa scrittrice che conoscevo poco. Leggendo i due racconti che comp Sono rimasta incantata da questa scrittrice che conoscevo poco.
Jun 29, Marigold rated it really liked it Recommends it for: What a fabulous book. Thought-provoking, beautifully written, sad and yet oddly hopeful. Romantic, violent and unflinching. Despite being a well-known writer, she was never granted French citizenship. She started Suite Francaise after the outbreak of the war in Europe, wanting to document what she saw going on around her.
She planned to What a fabulous book. She wrote the first two parts, Storm in June and Dolce, and made extensive notes for the third part, plus outline notes about the rest. In June Irene felt she would not be able to finish the book, as she became convinced that she would be arrested. In July Irene was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died. Storm in June simply tells the stories of a series of loosely connected people fleeing Paris at the start of the German occupation.
Some of them are good people, some not so good, many selfish, many ready to do or say anything to the Germans just to get some food, all of them exhausted, hungry and suddenly homeless. The second section, Dolce, is a story about a small village where each home and farm has to take in a German occupying soldier.
This is a story that makes you think about how you might react in similar circumstances. Do you become an outlaw, a fighter? Do you resolve to be nice on the outside but continue hating on the inside? Do you wait for an opportunity to kill one if you can? Do you try to find the good in the individual soldiers who are suddenly living in your town, maybe in your own home?
If your village in general finds a way to get along with the outsiders, if things are friendly on the outside, is there always a kernel of something on the inside, something that will keep you apart forever? If you were the Germans in the situation, would you try to be kind to the people you had to live with?
Would you share your life with them? Could you ever be comfortable and trusting? Or would you always be looking over your shoulder? It was fascinating to learn more about how young people responded to the French occupation, compared to older people who had been through World War I, many of them losing family members to the Germans in that war.
Nemirovsky is brilliant at creating two entirely different moods in the two sections. What a loss for all of us.
It's a truism that people are complicated, multifaceted, contradictory, surprising, but it takes the advent of war or other momentous events to be able to see it. It is the most fascinating and the most dreadful of spectacles, the most dreadful because it's so real; you can never pride yourself on truly knowing the sea unless you've seen it both calm and in a storm. Only the person who has observed men and women at times like this can be said to know them. And to know themselves.
This book begins It's a truism that people are complicated, multifaceted, contradictory, surprising, but it takes the advent of war or other momentous events to be able to see it. This book begins on the night before the invasion of Paris from the Germans in June in It chronicles the lives of various peoples; from all walks of life, as they come to terms with the harsh realites of their homes and country being conquested, occupied, and the fact that none of their lives will ever be the same again.
I loved this book so much it is almost painful. One of the reasons I have recently become so obsessed with this time period is because the psychology of war is just so fascinating to me. Well, not the actual war itself-I am interested in the way ordinary citizens behave during times such as these. When reduced to such chaos and fear and uncertainty, a person's true nature is exposed.
And this is shown so clearly in this book. Kindness, cruelty, selfishness, generosity, loving, hateful; all of these characteristics rise up out of each character like a beacon to their soul, and you get to know them in ways that you wouldn't ordinarily. This book is very honest and gritty, but it is also truly beauitful. Yes, this is a novel about war. But it is mainly a novel about people.
They way that they continue to love and thrive and survive in even the most horrible of circumstances. Additionally, the prose of this book was just gorgeous. I find that now, having reached the end, I have fallen in love with each and every word.
Every sentence had beauty, had meaning, had a thousand different things to make you think about later. I also want to point out that the story had a deeper significance as well. The author, Irene Nemirovsky, was a Jew living in Paris when this book was written. She was arrested and taken to Auschwitz, where she died in This manuscript was hidden for sixty four years, until it was discovered by one of her daughters, who survived the onslaught of the Nazi's.
I hope that by reading this book and loving it as much as I do, it does some justice to her memory. This is truly not a book to be missed! It is epic, heart-breaking, and gloriously beautiful! The stars were coming out, springtime stars with a silvery glow.
Paris had its sweetest smell, the smell of chestnut trees in bloom and of petrol with a few grains of dust that crack under your teeth like pepper.
In the darkness the danger seemed to grow. You could smell the suffering in the air, in the silence. Even people who were normally calm and controlled were overwhelmed by anxiety and fear.
Panic obliterated everything that wasn't animal instinct, involuntary physical reaction. Rare was the person who cared about their possession; everyone wrapped their arms tightly round their wife or child and nothing else mattered; the rest could go up in flames.
View 2 comments. Mar 15, Elaine rated it really liked it. It is near on impossible to review this book without first mentioning the author Irene Nemirovsky.
A Russian born Jew, settled in France and converted to Catholicism, she started to write Suite Francaise in , two years before her death in Auschwitz. The two novellas included here are the only two completed out of the five that she had planned.
The first, Storm in June, introduces us to the characters as we follow them during the exodus from Paris, fleeing from the German occupiers. There are It is near on impossible to review this book without first mentioning the author Irene Nemirovsky. Her characterisation is superb, every character is sharply observed and detailed — they are believable and extremely human with all their faults and foibles exposed.
She seemed to take some sort of delight in poking fun at the upper classes, as they pack their treasures — their linen and porcelain, which they cannot do without on the journey. The writing is lyrical, and yet it works more as a commentary of what happened, by someone who was there at the time than as a full blown story.
The second, Dolce, has more of a storyline. After the exodus, the French are settling down to life under German occupation. When German officer Bruno is assigned to billet with them she finds herself being drawn to him and it is the story of their relationship. I loved the way she started to introduce back characters from the first story, with the rest of the novellas clearly in mind.
It is a gently told tale which really picked up steam during the final quarter, when I was really glued to the book. Although I really enjoyed the read, it would have been so much better as part of the complete work that she had envisioned. At the end of the book the first appendix consists of her notes and we get some idea from these as to how she saw the global story developing. The second appendix consists of letters that have survived from her, her husband and various friends and associates, which cover a period of time from to the end of the second world war and make really poignant reading.
View all 7 comments. Dec 29, Jim Fonseca rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 antiques dealer provide some of the worst examples of selfish behavior. In Part II, in the occupied village, the class focus shifts to peasants and landowners. 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.
Giugno Le truppe tedesche sono alle porte di Parigi, e domani la occuperanno. Nel disastro totale, che travolge tutti e sovverte ogni valore, si rappresenta "la lotta tra il destino individuale e il destino collettivo". I fatti eccezionali e destabilizzanti, come le grandi catastrofi, svelano la vera natura degli uomini.
Sollevano ogni maschera. Sbriciolano ogni convenzione e ogni postura sociale. Costruisce; lega; svolge, analizza e narra, con respiro sapiente, ampio. Prende per mano, con un garbo assassino, e conduce in una sorta di "ogni tempo", comune ai grandi romanzi. Questo bellissimo libro va letto. E goduto. Post Scriptum L'edizione, eccellente, comprende un'appendice interessantissima, che merita quanto i romanzi.
Pagine di diario dell'autrice; note a margine della composizione; epistolario, e una nitida postfazione, raccontano della vita sfortunata e intensa di questa donna europea del '; dei destini rocamboleschi del manoscritto pubblicato solo nel e divenuto, subito, un grande successo editoriale ; di una pagina inqualificabile della storia del ', quale quella del nazismo. Ma soprattutto lasciano entrare nell'officina del racconto dell'autrice.
Un affascinante "dietro le quinte", che suggerisce "a chi volesse" il metro con cui pesare la fatica e il lavoro che sorreggono ogni grande romanzo. Sencillamente brillante.
Paris, June Word is spreading like a stain that the Germans are only days away from invading the city. It takes a while for the people to believe it, and still longer for them to pack - slinging mattresses on top of their cars, storing linens and tableware in trunks - but when the exodus occurs it clogs the streets and the railway and thousands are left to walk the country roads while those in motorcars honk and swear at them for taking up all the road.
The Germans are everywhere, it seems. Wherever the Parisians can flee to, the Germans arrive and bomb bridges, railways, buildings. The hotels are full to the brim, the country people won't take people in - they have little enough themselves, most of the time. Sons run away to join the French troops: When the armistice is signed, the Germans settle into the towns, billeted in people's homes, playing with children who don't know and don't care that they are the enemy, while the upper and middle classes hoard all they have and leave everyone else to get by as best they can.
A year later, the Germans pull out: