Le Bal

Le Bal

Irene Nemirovsky


From the acclaimed writer of Suite Française comes Némirovsky’s 3rd novel, a masterpiece of French literature, to be had for the 1st time in Canada.

Le Bal is a penetrating and incisive publication set in early 20th century France. At its middle is the strain among mom and daughter. The nouveau-riche Kampfs, eager to develop into individuals of the social elite, choose to throw a ball to release themselves into excessive society. For egocentric purposes Mrs. Kampf forbids her teenage daughter, Antoinette, to wait the ball and banishes her to the laundry room. In an unpremeditated fury of rebellion and depression, Antoinette takes a fast and terrible revenge. A merciless, humorous and soft exam of sophistication variations, Le Bal describes the torments of youth with infrequent accuracy.

Also integrated during this quantity is Snow in Autumn, within which Némirovsky can pay homage to Chekov and chronicles the lifetime of a faithful servant following her masters as they flee innovative Moscow and to migrate to a lifetime of complication in Paris.

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