Jenny's Reviews > David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair
David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair
Apr 07, 2011
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