The Fires of Autumn

by Irène Némirovsky | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wingTaryawing of Tammela, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on 3/18/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTaryawing from Tammela, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Saturday, March 18, 2023

This panoramic exploration of French life between the wars reads like a prequel to Irène Némirovsky’s international bestseller Suite Française.

At the end of the First World War, Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. Broken by the unspeakable horrors he has witnessed, he becomes addicted to the lure of wealth and success. He wallows in the corruption and excess of post-war Paris, but when his lover abandons him, Bernard turns to a childhood friend for comfort. For ten years, he lives the good bourgeois life, but when the drums of war begin to sound again, everything around which he has rebuilt himself starts to crumble, and the future—of his marriage and of his country—suddenly becomes terribly uncertain.

Written after Némirovsky fled Paris in 1940, just two years before her death, and first published in France in 1957, The Fires of Autumn is a coruscating, tragic novel of war and its aftermath, and of the ugly color it can turn a man's soul.

First published in France as Les Feux de l'automne (1957)
Revised edition 2007
Translated from the French by Sandra Smith

Chatto & Windus 2014

The book has been removed from the collection of Helsinki City Library.

Journal Entry 2 by wingTaryawing at Tammela, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Monday, March 20, 2023
This Némirovsky's novel hasn't been translated into Finnish so I guess I'll have to read this.. There's another war going on since 24 February 2022 and it's Némirovsky's homeland that is under attack.

Irène Némirovsky Wikipediassa (in Finnish)

Journal Entry 3 by wingTaryawing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, April 19, 2024

Released 4 wks ago (4/20/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


You can grab the book from the book buffet of Tampere Convention 2024! I hope you enjoy the Convention weekend in Tampere!

Lue ja vapauta -

Journal Entry 4 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, April 21, 2024
Took a proper browse of the book buffet right before release walk, and there she was, Irène Némirovsky. Simply couldn't leave her, so now she's making new friends with my TBRs...

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