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David Golder

David Golder In year old Ir ne N mirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel David Golder At the time only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her e

  • Title: David Golder
  • Author: Irène Némirovsky
  • ISBN: 9780676979459
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1929, 26 year old Ir ne N mirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel David Golder At the time, only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her extraordinary final novel Suite Fran aise and her death at Auschwitz Yet the clues are there in this astonishingly mature story of an elderly Jewish businessman who has soldIn 1929, 26 year old Ir ne N mirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel David Golder At the time, only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her extraordinary final novel Suite Fran aise and her death at Auschwitz Yet the clues are there in this astonishingly mature story of an elderly Jewish businessman who has sold his soul.Golder is a superb creation Born into poverty on the Black Sea, he has clawed his way to fabulous wealth by speculating on gold and oil When the novel opens, he is at work in his magnificent Parisian apartment while his wife and beloved daughter, Joy, spend his money at their villa in Biarritz But Golder s security is fragile For years he has defended his business interests from cut throat competitors Now his health is beginning to show the strain As his body betrays him, so too do his wife and child, leaving him to decide which to pursue revenge or altruism Available for the first time since 1930, David Golder is a page turningly chilling and brilliant portrait of the frenzied capitalism of the 1920s and a universal parable about the mirage of wealth.

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    About "Irène Némirovsky"

    1. Irène Némirovsky

      Ir ne N mirovsky born February 11, 1903, Kiev, died August 17, 1942, Auschwitz, Poland was a Jewish novelist and biographer born in the Ukraine, who lived and worked in France.

    958 Comments

    1. There are two camps on Nemirovsky Those who see her literary worth as negligible due to her anti Semitism Those who see her as a victim of Auschwitz and of the highest literary merit I must say, as the capitalist marketing machinery goes, it showed exceptional chutzpah in promoting a person who was clearly first and foremost an anti Semite as a victim of the anti Semitic Nazis But what the hell It worked Westerners greedily lapped up the invented idea of Nemirovsky, one of the gas chamber fallen [...]


    2. I didn t enjoy this, not just because Golder is such an unsympathetic character, and not just because I d heard good things about Nerimovsky s writing that seemed unjustified, but because I constantly felt uncomfortable with the ways Jewish people are portrayed even though I m not Jewish, but Nemirovsky was Also, the sections about finance and commodity trading, though not extensive, were somewhat tedious Anyway, this short novel concerns the very wealthy, self made than once David Golder, in t [...]


    3. Romanzo fortemente autobiografico e da considerare, come gi stato osservato, in stretta relazione ai tempi in cui stato scritto Infatti, l accanimento con il quale David Golder persegue, sino all ultimo, l idea di fare denaro non per costruire qualcosa di duraturo, bens semplicemente perch venga sperperato da persone spregevoli mi lascia alquanto perplessa Si vede che l etica protestante proprio ben radicata dentro di me Tuttavia, la scrittura della N mirovsky davvero molto espressiva, sia pur n [...]


    4. If Suite Francaise was known for its chequered 64 year journey of as a manuscript seeking a publisher, David Golder is the book that launched Nemirowsky s career and is a much powerful novel.A short engrossing semi autobiographical read, David Golder proves that good novels do not need sympathetic characters in order to entertain and enlighten Everyone in this book is a pretty wretched person, almost caricaturish in their enslavement by money, except perhaps for the young Jewish man who is the [...]


    5. Un romanzo a tinte molto forti, la cui lettura non pu prescindere da una contestualizzazione accurata Uno degli aspetti pi sorprendenti che a scriverlo sia, all inizio del secolo, una ragazza di soli vent anni Figlia di una famiglia facoltosa, che ha lasciato la terra d origine una Ucraina austera, dolente, ottocentesca e umana si vedano altri scritti dell autrice per insediarsi nella Ville Lumi re, la scrittrice una giovane donna, singolarmente matura, cresciuta sola, pur se contornata da amici [...]


    6. et voila un altro capolavoro di questa grandissima scrittrice Per niente d accordo sulle note di copertina circa il grondare odio di queste pagine Semplicemente lo stile adeguato alla materia trattata i soldi e David Golder anzi, dall odiosissima prima scena con il socio, si evolve fino ad essere quasi uno zio paperone, magari non da amare, ma da comprendere e compatire.La cosa che pi mi ha impressionato come un autrice poco pi che ventenne sia stata in grado di rappresentare le dinamiche emotiv [...]


    7. Che rabbia Ah il dio denaro Odioso quando genera mostri di avidit , aridit , insensibilit , sterilit Mostri assetati solo di potere, di dominio, di ricchezza, di lusso.Golder, cos cos menefreghista, inumano La moglie, una vipera Il suo nome Gloria Un nome finto Vana gloria Sfruttatrice all ennesima potenza La figlia, Joyce, viziata, ruffiana, buona solo a dire Lo voglio lo voglio lo voglio Me lo prendi, pap Che ragazza adorabileMi hanno fatto rabbia, tutti, vero, ma ancora di pi mi fanno fatto p [...]


    8. Una grande N mirovsky Dal commento di Ginny1807, che consiglio di leggere per intero Radiografia spietata e dolente della vanit di una vita interamente spesa ad accumulare denaro Stupendo romanzo sulla solitudine, affilato come una lama e pervaso di struggente poesia nel bellissimo, amaro finale Una grande N mirovsky grazie Ginny per il consiglio di lettura e per il commento di cui mi sono appropriata



    9. Reviews of David Golder on and elsewhere have been so forceful and the controversy so vigorous that there must be something strong about the book to arouse such passions, and indeed there is.Its achievement is, in part, to take a fundamentally unlikeable character as its protagonist and to arouse the reader s sympathy for him But beyond that it is to show some of the causes of anti Semitism without restraint but without justifying them A ruthless Jewish financier who places the value of money ab [...]


    10. Radiografia spietata e dolente della vanit di una vita interamente spesa ad accumulare denaro Una vita in cui principi e sentimenti vengono annullati dagli interessi materiali e le pi abbiette meschinit sono un diritto conclamato, la naturale scansione del quotidiano esistere David Golder una macchina per fare soldi e tale lo considerano le persone frivole, fasulle, calcolatrici, fredde, spietate e spaventate che lo circondano e vivono alle sue spalle Divenuto un magnate della finanza dopo una g [...]


    11. I really enjoyed this book It s short, to the point and very readable David Golder is a Jewish multi millionnaire businessman, crawled up by hard work and determination As his health fails, he realises that he had no need for wealth in his life and that it brought him no happiness His mansion in Biarritz is full of hangers on and his wife looks grotesque in her furs, make up and jewellery His only love is his daughter, Joyce, who does little but ask him for money and lots of it This book is wort [...]


    12. I romanzi della N mirovsky tendono a dividersi fra romanzi corali e incentrati su singole figure al secondo gruppo appartiene il bellissimo David Golder, a partire dal titolo stesso David Golder un ebreo russo, ex profugo, ora agiato uomo d affari che si muove nell ambito della finanza internazionale e tratta prodotti petroliferi la sua occupazione principale sembra essere l accumulo di ricchezza fine a se stessa, occupazione che ha svolto con dedizione, abilit , spietatezza e una forte dose di [...]


    13. Esta novela se parece much simo a El baile Me gusta N mirovsky porque no finge que el ser humano es bueno, ni que tiene siempre un trasfondo de bondad y que son las circunstancias y el entorno el que lo hace malvado Sus personajes malos lo son hasta el fondo de su alma, gente rastrera y despreciable, que el lector odia pero que, como ocurre muchas veces en la vida, se salen con la suya.Retrata una poca casi impensable o quiz no tanto, quiz s exista ahora mismo tambi n, quiz s nunca haya dejado d [...]


    14. I certainly agree with the 2 other reviews to date as far as the qualities of the book are concerned concise, expressive, a clear point of view and narrative direction that is never halted by the dialogue or internal musings by Golder All the action and thoughts that went before lead to the emotional end in all senses of going before The mood, Golder s final judgement, the Doppelg nger he meets, the reader s own moods and judgements, none are compromised This brings to mind Mann s fable of an ar [...]


    15. Quiz s se pueda decir que David Golder es como La muerte de Ivan Ilich de Tolstoi pero con m s sarcasmo y mala leche, y no tan triste y deprimente, aunque tambi n lo es un poco a ratos David Golder es el arquetipo del hombre hecho a s mismo, el hombre que de ni o se mor a de hambre y que iba descalzo por las calles pero que ha prosperado hasta convertirse en un hombre de negocios sin escr pulos y sin amigos Tiene una mujer que es el prototipo de mujer rica, a la que s lo le interesa lucir sus jo [...]


    16. The Golders are a very unhappy family David is a hard driving businessman, the best shark in the tank Gloria is his wife, a pampered, grasping, greedy, selfish and financially dependent on her husband s skills at money making Joyce is their spoiled daughter, beautiful, materialistic, incapable of imagine life without scads of money, parties, dancing, noble lovers The Golder marriage is than loveless, it s a marriage of simmering to boil resentment, bitterness, and scorn There is no one to like [...]


    17. Mi piace tenere in borsa un libro snello da leggere, anche solo poche pagine alla volta, quando sono in breve attesa Preferisco leggere anche solo un breve estratto piuttosto che fissare il vuoto, il panorama arcinoto o fare peoplewatching Questo romanzo si presta benissimo alle occorrenze di tal genere per la scrittura veloce e penetrante allo stesso tempo.Eppure in autobus, in mezzo al traffico, mi sono trovata a pensare che preferivo osservare lo scorrere delle strade e delle vetrine, con Dav [...]


    18. The short novel that made N mirovsky s name in her lifetime The present translation came as a follow up to the acclaimed posthumous publication of Suite fran aise in 2004 perhaps the earliest literary event I can remember.David Golder is a tragedy in which the eponymous protagonist a Jewish financier, an interwar Ozymandias is scuppered, like Shylock, by his greed As such, it problematises the initial reception of Suite fran aise as the triumphant final testament of a Holocaust victim N mirovsky [...]


    19. Damn the Russians can write David Golder is the sopho novel of the recently re discovered Russian immigrant Ir ne N mirovsky best known for Suite Fran aise , first published in France in 1929 and soon to be forgotten in the aftermath of the nazi occupation the author herself having died in Auschwitz The book reads like a modern version of a Dostoievski novel, with the same enfaces on the tragicomedy relationship of the rich and the opportunists It tells the tale of a ruthless and successful oil [...]


    20. Angina pectoris E la malattia che ha David ma contagia il lettore, pagina dopo pagina, crudelt dopo crudelt Tachicardia e senso di soffocamento ecco cosa provoca questo libro che, pi che un romanzo, l agonia di un uomo che ha vissuto solamente per far soldi e farli spendere a delle sanguisughe Joyce Mio dio, il personaggio di Joyce persino pi subdolo e negativo di quello di Gloria che, se non altro, ce l ha scritto in faccia quanto stronza E una parabola dell egotismo, questo libro, sin dalla pr [...]


    21. this a brilliant short novel in which a very rich jewish man loses his money and dies not much else happens it has something of the great gatsby about the story but less poetic if the moral link of money and misery is a bit obvious , the bleak story is so well told that i at least , ended up feeling a bit sorry for David Golder who became trapped by his own greed and lost control of his life , to his wife , daughter and business competitors at least he was miserable in comfort.i did not feel the [...]


    22. L histoire d un businessman vieillissant que ses proches pensent tout juste bon faire de l argent Un court livre d une puissance et d une justesse stup fiantes sur la richesse et le d sir Les d cors sont d un autre ge mais le livre n a pas pris une ride Quel bonheur que la d couverte d un manuscrit inachev et le prix qui l a couronn aient sorti Ir ne N mirovsky d un oubli injuste.


    23. I read this because it s by Irene Nemirovsky and I really enjoyed her Suite Francaise This is an earlier novel, written before the war It s very short but packs in a lot of detail about the lives of the wealthy French at the time Worth reading I think.


    24. Leggi la nostra recensione su diquestolibroedeglialtriview 2015 02 nemirovsky david golder


    25. O que surpreende desde logo saber que se trata do primeiro romance da autora, uma jovem de pouco mais de 20 anos Impressionante maturidade


    26. I found this oppressively mean I don t mind that in a story, but not a lot really happened to capture my imagination Overall it was okay, but quite forgettable.



    27. i dont t know how a young woman could have written this book the tough and rough life of an old man, who has spent all his life accumulating, losing and striving for wealth so much effort to make people happy that don t really care about you.


    28. Quina hist ria m s tr gica i alhora m s colpidora sobre la condici humana No he pogut evitar sentir me en alguns moments rememorant La muerte de Iv n litch de Tolstoi buuuf, aquesta autora era una bomba


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