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Baile, El (Spanish Edition) by Irène…
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Baile, El (Spanish Edition) (original 1930; edition 2006)

by Irène Némirovsky (Author)

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1930s Paris: 14-year-old Antoinette dreams of attending the huge ball her mother is having, but Madame Kampf is resolved not to present her daughter to potential admirers. In a fury of adolescent rage and despair, Antoinette exacts a swift and horrible revenge.
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Title:Baile, El (Spanish Edition)
Authors:Irène Némirovsky (Author)
Info:Salamandra (2006), Edition: Translation, 96 pages
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Le Bal by Irène Némirovsky (1930)

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non so com'è, non ho mai voglia di leggere la Nemirovsky. Poi, quando mi decido, la trovo quasi sempre folgorante. Anche questo brevissimo racconto, carico di di tensione e di disprezzo riesce, con pochissimi tratti, a ricreare la rabbia infantile dell'adolescenza e, dentro di quella, l'istante straordinario in cui, di colpo, ci si accorge di essere diventati adulti.
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  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
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  Saretta.L | Jun 8, 2013 |
Two very different tales are in this slender volume. [[Irene Nemirovsky]] was a master at creating vivid characters and settings.
The first tale [Le Bal] takes place in 1930's Paris. 14 yearold, Antoinette is bridling from the constant criticism of her overbearing mother. Her nouveau-riche parents are hoping to gain acceptance in Paris society by hosting a ball. Antoinette's excitement is shattered when she is informed she is to young to attend. In a fit of pique she decides to sabotage her mother's plans.
Snow in Autumn takes us to Russia where two sons of the aristocracy are being farewelled as they go off to war. We observe the family through the eyes of the nanny who has been with the family for 51 years. The family is forced to flee to Odessa first, leaving Nanny to close up the house. She witnesses a shocking event and travels to join them before they continue their flight to Paris.
I was immediately drawn in to both of these stories and despite their brevity they were nonetheless satisfying to read. These snippets of history were crafted with a deft hand. ( )
  HelenBaker | Mar 8, 2013 |
La Némirovsky è sempre brava, in pochissime pagine sa raccontare una storia e delle intere vite, ma questo non è certamente fulminante come, per esempio, Il calore del sangue. Forse i personaggi sono troppo antipatici, le ragioni che li muovono troppo meschine per gli adulti e troppo indefinite per la figlia adolescente. O forse in così poche pagine - è in realtà un racconto, più che un romanzo sia pure breve - non è possibile entrare con la dovuta passione. Per carità, ottima scrittura e ottimo tratteggio, ma un libro che per me è stato indifferente.
  Lilliblu | Aug 4, 2012 |
Superb. A beautiful portrait of human nature narrated with an unrivaled melancholy grace. Loved it. ( )
  Gracie94 | Apr 8, 2012 |
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Némirovsky, Irèneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belardetti, MargheritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Comes i Arderiu, LluísTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Di Lernia, AlessandraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guilló, MagdalenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moral Bartolomé, GemmaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nadotti, MariaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pàmies, XavierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Smith, SandraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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La señora Kampf entró en la sala de estudios y cerró la puerta con tal brusquedad que la araña de cristal tintineó con un leve y puro sonido de cascabel, todos sus colgantes agitados por la corriente de aire.
Madame Kampf walked into the study and slammed the door behind her with such force that a gust of air made the crystal beads on the chandelier jingle with the pure, light sound of a small bell.
Mme Kampf entra dans la salle d'études en fermant si brusquement la porte derrière elle que le lustre de cristal sonna, de toutes ses pendeloques agitées par le courant d'air, avec un bruit pur et léger de grelot.
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1930s Paris: 14-year-old Antoinette dreams of attending the huge ball her mother is having, but Madame Kampf is resolved not to present her daughter to potential admirers. In a fury of adolescent rage and despair, Antoinette exacts a swift and horrible revenge.

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