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David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair by Irène Némirovsky
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really liked it

This book is actually composed of four stories (two novels and two short stories). I really enjoyed David Golder. To me it was quintessential Irene Nemirovsky. The Ball (the first short story) was fascinating too - a bit like an O. Henry story with a European flare. The other two stories (Snow in Autumn and The Courilof Affair) were enjoyable reads, but they just didn't pull me in. I thought that all of these stories were artfully translated as well. I generally don't enjoy reading translated books as something is always lost in the process, but this translation gives Irene's writing a turn-of-the-century European flare that I really enjoyed. If you're a fan of Irene Nemirovsky, you'll enjoy these stories.
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April 1, 2011 – Finished Reading
April 7, 2011 – Shelved

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