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Author Gille, Élisabeth, 1937-1996

Common Titl Mirador. English
Title The mirador : dreamed memories of Irčne Némirovsky by her daughter / Elisabeth Gille ; translated from the French by Marina Harss ; afterword by René de Ceccatty

Publ Info New York : New York Review Books, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  DC718.R8 G5513 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 239 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series New York Review Books classics
Note Includes an interview with the author
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-226)
Translated from the French
"Élisabeth Gille was only five when the Gestapo arrested her mother, and she grew up remembering next to nothing of her. Her mother was a figure, a name, Irčne Némirovsky , a once popular novelist, a Russian émigré from an immensely rich family, a Jew who didn't consider herself one and who even contributed to collaborationist periodicals, and a woman who died in Auschwitz because she was a Jew. To her daughter she was a tragic enigma and a stranger. It was to come to terms with that stranger that Gille wrote, in The Mirador, her mother's memoirs...The Mirador is a haunted and haunting book, an unflinching reckoning with the tragic past, and a triumph not only of the imagination but of love"--P. [4] of cover
LC subject Gille, Élisabeth, 1937-1996 -- Childhood and youth
Némirovsky, Irčne, 1903-1942
Russians -- France -- Paris -- Biography
Political refugees -- France -- Paris -- Biography
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- France
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
France -- Ethnic relations
Autobiographical fiction
Add Author Harss, Marina
ISBN 9781590174449 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1590174445 (pbk. : alk. paper)