Thursday, July 10, 2008

Update: “Suite Française,” by Irène Némirovsky

“Suite Française,” by Irène Némirovsky; Translated by Sandra Smith

This morning, in response to my review of the book, “Suite Française,” by Irène Némirovsky, Liz Sinnreich with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC, sent important information about an upcoming exhibition in New York City:

"I recently read your post about Irène Némirovsky and wanted to let you know about an exciting new exhibition about her life, work, and legacy that will open [to the public] on September 24, 2008 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 the middle of March, will include powerful rare artifacts — the actual handwritten manuscript for Suite Française, the valise in which it was found, and 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” Irène. And for those who can’t visit, there will be a special website that will live on the Museum’s site

The Museum will host several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that will put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. 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. Please visit our website at up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

Thanks for sharing this info with your readers...."

-Liz Sinnreich (

(Bolding of print added)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting the information about the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. I would like to inform you that the ehxibition actually opens to the public on September 24th, not September 23rd. I'm sorry for the confusion in my previous post.
    Thank you!