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Nemirovsky, Irene (Author); Messud, Claire (Contributor) & Smith, Sandra (Translator). IRENE NEMIROVSKY NOVELS: DAVID GOLDER, THE BALL, SNOW IN AUTUMN, THE COURILOF AFFAIR. New York City, NY: Everyman's Library/Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 363 pages. As New/As New.

Posthumous collection of novels. One of the most important literary events of our time. All four novels are in new English translations by Sandra Smith, the ground-breaking translator of Irene Nemirovsky's "Suite Francaise". The first appearance of the titles in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Although the novels appear in Alfred A. Knopf's "Everyman's Library" imprint (which usually reissues previously published titles only), this marks the very first appearance of the novels in English translation, the only exception being "David Golder". The latter was first translated by Sylvia Stuart in 1930 and published by Horace Liveright. According to critics like the Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee, Sandra Smith's new translation of "David Golder" is superior in every respect to the previous one while her translations of the three other novels are fresh, vital, and compelling. The Introduction by the brilliant young novelist Claire Messud is impeccable. Collectively, the four novels reveal nothing less than Irene Nemirovsky's incipient genius: An impressive range of subject matter, precise and masterly evocation of various settings, and most important, a unique insight into the profoundly flawed and compromised nature of humanity. "They demonstrate Nemirovsky's genius for exposing an individual's virtues and flaws, much like a jeweller examining a diamond under a loupe. Potentially one-dimensional characters such as a greedy businessman or a spiteful teenager emerge from these stories as multi-faceted figures whose questionable beliefs and actions compel us to re-examine our own. Please don't miss these potent tales" (Lauren Nemroff). A "must-have" title for Irene Nemirovsky collectors. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and was an instant collectible upon publication. This is the only copy of the First English-language Omnibus Edition available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. All other copies available online (and in bookstores) are subsequent printings. A very scarce copy thus. One of the greatest novelists of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IRENE NEMIROVSKY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307267083. $100.00

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