Le Bal & Snow in Autumn

Le Bal Snow in Autumn From the acclaimed author of Suite Fran aise comes N mirovsky s third novel a masterpiece of French literature available for the first time in Canada Le Bal is a penetrating and incisive book set in

  • Title: Le Bal & Snow in Autumn
  • Author: Irène Némirovsky
  • ISBN: 9780676979664
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the acclaimed author of Suite Fran aise comes N mirovsky s third novel, a masterpiece of French literature, available for the first time in Canada.Le Bal is a penetrating and incisive book set in early twentieth century France At its heart is the tension between mother and daughter The nouveau riche Kampfs, desperate to become members of the social elite, decide toFrom the acclaimed author of Suite Fran aise comes N mirovsky s third novel, a masterpiece of French literature, available for the first time in Canada.Le Bal is a penetrating and incisive book set in early twentieth century France At its heart is the tension between mother and daughter The nouveau riche Kampfs, desperate to become members of the social elite, decide to throw a ball to launch themselves into high society For selfish reasons Mrs Kampf forbids her teenage daughter, Antoinette, to attend the ball and banishes her to the laundry room In an unpremeditated fury of revolt and despair, Antoinette takes a swift and horrible revenge A cruel, funny and tender examination of class differences, Le Bal describes the torments of childhood with rare accuracy.Also included in this volume is Snow in Autumn, in which N mirovsky pays homage to Chekov and chronicles the life of a devoted servant following her masters as they flee Revolutionary Moscow and emigrate to a life of hardship in Paris.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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    1. Ir ne N mirovsky born February 11, 1903, Kiev, died August 17, 1942, Auschwitz, Poland was a Jewish novelist and biographer born in the Ukraine, who lived and worked in France.

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    1. This book is comprised of two novellas The first, Le Bal, is about a 14 year old girl s revenge on her narcissistic and overbearing mother Its an absolute gem It is just one of the most satisfying stories ever, at least if you happen to be the daughter of a cold and unloving mother The writing, characterisation, pacing and ending are all perfectly executed A five star story without a doubt But 10 stars for the schadenfreude of the delicious denouement Ooooh I wish I d been there The second novel [...]


    2. Come mosche d autunno presenta, oltre al racconto omonimo, anche Il ballo In questi due racconti in cui le tematiche familiari sono il tema centrale, la Nemirovsky ha fatto centro ancora una volta Nel primo racconto veniamo trasportati in una famiglia russa rappresentata dalla figura di Tat jana, la balia, che si trasferisce in Francia Qui fa fatica ad adattarsi alla nuova realt , rimpiangendo la neve dei rigidi inverni russi, mentre i giovani, proprio come le mosche che in autunno hanno delle d [...]


    3. El baile es un libro perfecto con todas las letras No le sobra ni le falta nada Es una peque a obra maestra concentrada en menos de 100 p ginas Despierta mi envidia hasta l mites insospechados.Antoinette es una ni a de 14 a os, hija de un matrimonio que gracias a un golpe de suerte en la bolsa ha conseguido situarse en la alta sociedad del Par s de antes de la segunda guerra mundial Por eso deciden celebrar un gran baile e invitar la flor y nata, pero no tienen pensado que Antoinette asista ni r [...]


    4. from The Book Hooligan A kind of giddiness took hold of her the wild need to do something outrageous and evil She clenched her teeth, crumpled up all the invitations, tore them into little pieces and threw them into the Seine For a long while, her heart pounding, she watched them floating, caught against one of the bridge s arches And then the wind finally swept them deep into the water Narrator, from Le Bal Back and forth they went, between their four walls, silently, like flies in autumn, afte [...]


    5. The first story in this collection of two long short stories or short novellas was impossible for me to read I quit about four pages in, feeling like I had been locked in a room with a bunch of awful people and then realizing I could just escape by closing the book The second story, however, is both beautiful and beautifully written, offering insight into the very strange world of someone who had served generations of Russian nobility and followed them into exile.


    6. 3.5I read a book written by Ir ne N mirovsky for the first time many years ago, and I vividly remember that I was struck by her writing style I found it well developed and compelling, I felt immediately attracted by it It is like it has the ability to speak directly to me in a way that it s not always easy to find in books.These two short stories were the final confirmation that my first impression was right.Le Bal is the one I liked the most It was written in 1928 and I felt impressed by how re [...]


    7. 11 Le Bal and Snow in Autumn by Irene NemirovskyThese two stories are both rather depressing In Le Bal, a precocious fourteen year old exacts a cruel revenge on her social climbing nouveau riche mother and father when they plan an elaborate ball that will not include her One can feel some sympathy for Rosine, the mother, who is hiding her earlier lower class origins, even though she is a snob I liked the second story, Snow in Autumn, better An elderly Russian servant, Tatiana, guards a family ho [...]


    8. Snow in Autumn is a minor piece one note and precious but a look at a family, and their servant, destroyed or improved, depending on your perspective by the Russian Revolution and by emigration.


    9. A book with two short stories written by the same author of Suite Franchise I quite enjoyed the first story in the book but found myself wanting from the second, which I felt didn t have quite as much of an impact.



    10. The book has two parts, which are completely different stories, which I did not know at the beginning, because the blurb on the cover of the book only really talks about the first story in the book Le Bal The text cover was a bit negative in the sense that it blames the daughter and calls the daughter vengeful and a bit evilHaving read the story, I understand the girl s behaviour The mother, Roisine Kampf, and her husband, Mr Kampf are planning to host a ball in their home, to mark their ascensi [...]


    11. I have read the first novella in this bind up of two, Le Bal I hope to read Snow in Autumn soon, then review them both.


    12. These two stories are quite different, one the story of family of nouveau riche and the revenge taken by an unhappy teenage girl on her nasty, selfish mother The second tale tells the story of a faithful Russian family servant, who in her advancing years follows the family she has served, as they emigrate to Paris.In La Bal, we meet the Kampf family The Kampfs have recently become very wealthy, and Madame Kampf in particular is keen to join the ranks of Parisian society She is very aware of her [...]


    13. This a short book, two short stories, each about fifty pages long Le Bal tells the story of an over bearing mother and her 14 year of daughter The family is nouveaux riche The mother decides to throw a ball for the elite of French society Her daughter desperately wants to attend but her mother won t have it The conflict between the two is skillfully drawn Nemirovsky is a master of crisp and revealing dialogue She has a keen insight into the way people think and gets into the heads of her protaga [...]


    14. Both of these short novellas were wonderful Filled with N mirovsky s beautiful, elegant style of writing and her ability to draw the reader into her stories, as if they were really there does not fail her in both short stories.Le Bal, as a great story, filled with emotion, I felt so sorry for the poor little girl, who never felt love from her mother, the emotion pours of the pages, and you feel so much for her N mirovsky was able to create such real and believable characters for this short story [...]


    15. Antoinette grows up under the oppressive and strict discipline of her wealth Jewish parents made so by the stock market in Parisian, France society in the 20 s Upon her parents deciding to throw a dance to build their reputation among their fellow aristocrats, she isn t allowed to attend and flaunt her beauty but is instead scolded to sleep quietly in the closet Compelled into a state of self pity, youthful angst and maliciousness towards others she throws her parents invitations into the river [...]


    16. So this book was actually called La Symphonie de Paris, but I couldn t find it on the search I really enjoyed this This is the second Irene Nemirovksy I ve read, and it still gives me this kind of spooky feeling knowing htat I m reading an unpublished manuscript These short stories, according to the preface and my own powers of deduction, were written in a very cinematic style that is lots of detailed visual description and even some weird scene changes in one story I LOVED the title story, it w [...]


    17. A compact and poignant story about a family who try to enter the cream of the Paris socialites by throwing a party The engineer of the event is the mother of the family, and the night of the party is being depicted through the narration of her teen aged daughter, who is denied even an appearance in the ball in fear of social embarrassment.Ir ne N mirovsky s writing feels very modern even after 80 plus years, and the conflict between a superficial mother and her bitter daughter turns into pretty [...]


    18. glad that I ve came across with this book, its such a delicate and insightful reading about immature mind and feelings of a girl and a smart revenge and brilliant way she get her revenge on life it was exactly what I was looking for, easy but complex, delightful and enjoyable it is a short story to read in such a busy days but so rich its a story about a girl and her world and an event about to happen, which is a ball, such a social event for rich people to interact which her mother is really lo [...]


    19. The Ball is a short story about a nouveau riche family in France The parents decide to have a lavish ball, but the mother, who generally treats her 14 year old daughter Antoinette rather badly, refuses to allow Antoinette to attend Antoinette exacts her revenge in a terrible and yet funny way.Snow in Autumn is the story of the Karine family and their exile to Paris during the Russian civil war The story is told mostly from the point of view of the family s loyal and elderly nanny, Tatiana Ivanov [...]


    20. These two novellas are strong stories,with most of the story within the protagonist s head In Le Bal, a nouveau riche couple plan to hold their first ball, but don t include their young teen daughter in the invitations As we look at things from young Antoinette s point of view as she exercises revenge for her mother s dismissive attitude, we see the desparation for acceptance of Madame Kampf, the relationship between the Kampf s and their social situation.In the second story, we look at things f [...]


    21. My second Nemirovsky This one consists of two novellas The first, Le Bal, concerns a nouveau riche couple who attempt to give their first ball, inviting all the movers and shakers of Paris in order to cement their social standing However the wife has a very fractious emotionally abusive relationship with her 14 year old daughter, whom she will not allow to attend the ball Consequently her daughter decides to take revenge If you tend to get embarrassed on behalf of others in socially awkward situ [...]


    22. Le Bal and Snow in Autumn are two novellas by Irene Nemirovsky, the author of Suite Francaise.I didn t care much for Le Bal It s the story of a nouveau riche family desperately trying to be accepted into high society The mother a crude, harsh, woman intends to hold a ball, but refuses to allow her daughter to attend The language reflects the mother s character I found it distasteful and jarring Moreover, the mother s character was so one dimensional I rated this two star, nothing .In contrast, [...]


    23. It was at this moment, this fleeting moment that their paths crossed on life s journey One of them was about to ascend, the other to plunge downward into darkness But neither of them realized it This collection of two novellas features some sharp psychological insight in a toxic haute bourgeois setting Check out the spinster piano teacher who immediately checks to see if her invitation to a ball is printed or engraved amazing little details like this really sell the story.I preferred The Ball to [...]


    24. Le Bal tells the story of a young girl, Antoinette Kampf, who lives with her parents in an opulent apartment in Paris It wasn t always like this the father had to work hard to amass his fortune, but he was determined to succeed She has a difficult relationship with her mother, Rosine Rosine has had a rather shady past, and is equally as determined as her husband to be accepted into French high society To this end they plan a Ball They invite all the titled and the rich of Paris, they spend fortu [...]


    25. These two contrasting novellas make perfect bookends.Le Bal is a snapshot of a family which should never have been.Its total dysfunction is revealed in its preparations for a shallow Parisian ball in the 1930 s when its outsiders attempt to make their mark in a society which is obviously not worth joining.The disaster which ensues is deliciously horrible.Snow in Autumn is a languid but no less gripping tale of a family s escape from the Russian Revolution into outsider status in Paris, as seen t [...]


    26. When I finished reading Suite Francaise, I told myself I was going to read everything and anything Irene Nemirovsky had written With Le Bal Snow in Autumn, I m starting to make good on that promise This book consists of two short novellas The first one, Le Bal, is about a young teenager name Antoinette and her selfish, abusive mother When her mother organizes a lavish ball to flaunt the family s new found wealth, Antoinette makes a choice which will forever alter the family s destiny I really en [...]


    27. While lacking the punch of Suite Francaise or Fire in the Blood, these two novellas provide a snapshot of the lives of their characters The family in Le Bal is certainly not sympathetic, but the story makes you feel like you ve stepped into their living room to watch their atrocious behavior Snow in Autumn looks quite empathetically at the travails of a Russian family fleeing the Revolution There is little discussion of whether they were really part of the problem ruthless Barines who mistreated [...]


    28. LE BAL contains two short stories Le Bal and Snow in Autum Le Bal was a fabulous short story, I loved the envy between mother and daughter and how it was resolved by a disastrous party great the latter half of this book contains a hard to top short Snow in Autum, it was hard to relate to the characters as it was a bland story with nothing to offer, I realy wouldn t recommend this book to many people unless they were looking for a quick read without much to offer Because of the Snow in Autum I wa [...]


    29. Two slight but vividly told novellas, which stick in the memory long after the book has been read The titular story is a believable yet grotesque tale of humilation and revenge as a young girl comprehensively flattens the ambitions of her overbearing social climbing snob of a mother The second novella is a moving account of an elderly woman s disrupted life during and after the Russian Revolution, building almost inevitably to a tragic end These are dark stories, but there is a beauty and a sens [...]


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