Monday, March 02, 2009

Every Man Dies Alone-Hans Fallada

When the novel Every Man Dies Alone showed up last week, I was impressed by how nicely put together it was; but the Alan Furst blurb and the fact that these guys rescued it from obscurity that cinched it. For everyone who raved over Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise, I think this is going to be the superior book.
The NY Times rave is here.

Posted by Dave

1 comment:

Hannah Furst said...

I recently saw your post about reading Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française. I wanted to pass along some information on an exciting exhibition about Némirovsky's life, work, and legacy at the Museum of Jewish Heritage —A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française, which will run through August 2009, includes powerful rare artifacts —including the valise in which the original manuscript for Suite Française was found, as well as many personal papers and family photos. The majority of these documents and artifacts have never been outside of France. For fans of her work, this exhibition is an opportunity to really “get to know” Irene. And for those who can’t visit, there is a special website devoted to her story

The Museum has hosted several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that have put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. Join us this Wednesday, March 4 for Novelists and 9/11, a public program inspired by Irène Némirovsky and her accounts of the occupation of France. The program will explore what happens when serious fiction incorporates the newsworthy and traumatic events of the day. We will hear from authors Claire Messud, Deborah Eisenberg, and Siri Hustvedt. Call 646.437.4202 for reservations.

Book clubs and groups are invited to the Museum for tours and discussions in the exhibition’s adjacent Salon (by appointment). It is the Museum’s hope that the exhibit will engage visitors and promote dialogue about this extraordinary writer and the complex time in which she lived and died. To book a group tour, please contact Chris Lopez at 646.437.4304 or

Please visit our website at for up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

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