David Golder (Paperback)
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Short Description for David Golder Presents the portrait of the frenzied capitalism of the 1920s and a universal parable about the mirage of wealth.
- Published: 01 February 2007
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099493969 ISBN 10: 0099493969
- Sales rank: 7,891
Reviews for David Golder
- Staff review
Like her other novels Le Bal and Fire in the Blood, David Golder was recently re-issued following the huge success achieved by Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise. This latter novel was written by the Jewish author whilst she was in hiding in France during the Second World War. The manuscript was hidden in a suitcase and lost for almost 50 years! When it was found by her eldest daughter and subsequently published (originally in France in 2004) it met with huge acclaim and Nemirovsky, a popular author in the 1930's but forgotten since she died of typhus in Auschwitz in 1942, suddenly refound her place amongst the pantheon of critically praised writers.
David Golder was Nemirovsky's debut novel. It was published in France in 1929 and made into a film in 1930. The 26 year old Nemirovsky was, at the time, widely lauded for its accomplishments. The novel tells the moving and timeless story of David Golder, a self-made and ruthless business man. A Ukrainian Jew from a poor background he is now someone to be reckoned with. But his health is ailing and his daughter is a foolhardy good-for-nothing. It is time for David to re-evaluate his life and his relationships and what is really important to him. by Mark Thwaiteunder review