The reality behind the novels

10 March 2010 12:00 am

‘I never knew peaceful times’, Irène Némirovsky once said, ‘I’ve always lived in anxiety and often in danger’.

Not as bad as the French

10 March 2010 12:00 am

This is a long book, but its argument can be shortly stated.

Was he anti-Semitic?

11 November 2009 12:00 am

Letters give us the life as lived — day-to-day, shapeless, haphazard, contingent, imperfect, authentic.