Nathalie Sarraute





Nathalie Sarraute

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born
in Ivanovo, Russian Federation
July 18, 1900

died
October 19, 1999

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Nathalie Sarraute (July 18, 1900 in Ivanovo, Russia – October 19, 1999 in Paris, France) was a lawyer and a French writer of Russian Jewish origin.

Sarraute was born Natalia/Natacha Tcherniak in Ivanovo (then known as Ivanovo-Voznesensk), 300 km north-east of Moscow in 1900 (although she frequently referred to the year of her birth as 1902, a date still cited in select reference works), and, following the divorce of her parents, spent her childhood shuttled between France and Russia. In 1909 she moved to Paris with her father. Sarraute studied law and literature at the prestigious Sorbonne, having a particular fondness for 20th century literature and the works of Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf, who greatly affected her conception of the no...more


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More books by Nathalie Sarraute…
“...je le sens très bien,mais je ne sais pas l'exprimer...je n'ai à ma disposition que de pauvres mots complètement usés à force d'avoir servi à tous et à tout...”
Nathalie Sarraute, Les Fruits d'or

“Mais ils ne demandaient rien de plus, c’était cela, ils le savaient, il ne fallait rien attendre, rien demander, c’était ainsi, il n’y avait rien de plus, c’était cela, « la vie ». Rien d’autre, rien de plus, ici ou là, ils le savaient maintenant. Il ne fallait pas se révolter, rêver, attendre, faire des efforts, s’enfuir, il fallait juste choisir attentivement (le garçon attendait), serait-ce une grenadine ou un café ? crème ou nature ? en acceptant modestement de vivre – ici ou là – et de laisser passer le temps.”
Nathalie Sarraute, Tropismes

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