Friday, 7 November 2014

Le Bal [review]

by Irène Némirovsky

A short but intense tale, full of frustration, malice, rancor, unfulfilled hopes. Némirovsky explores the darkest side of human nature, showing us (as Mary Nadotti wisely says in the introduction) human beings as they are. A short but good read, an author must definitely look into.

Book Info

Title: Le Bal
Author: Irène Némirovsky (official site)
Original title: Le Bal
Italian title: Il ballo
First publication date: 1930
Publisher: Newton Compton
Italian translation: Alessandra Di Lernia
Pages: 124

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