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All Our Wordly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky,
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A beautifully written book, by one of our 'lost' literary greats. Nemirovsky is most well-known for her novel Suite Francaise, a novel that not only has a poignantly sad affair at its heart, but also carries its own desperate tale as Nemirovsky never completed it. All Our Wordly Goods, translated from the French, is set against the 1914 - 18 war - from a French perspective - and tells the story of two young people and their journey through the Great War. Nemirovsky wrote this barely 10 years after the end of WW1; indeed she herself lived through some of the consequences of the war, as a White Russian fleeing the Bolsheviks in 1917 Russia. Her writing style is uniquely hers, and very poetic. A writer to discover and explore.
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Initial post: 13 May 2010 20:36:00 BDT
John Hopper says:
The novel goes up to 1940 so she can't have written it 10 years after the end of WWI.
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 11:25:22 GMT
Another reader says:
The reviewer has misread the book -- it's a much bigger picture than just of the first world war, and by the end of the book the 'two young people' are young no more. Agree with John Hopper.
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