Influence Revisited: Irène Némirovsky's Creative Reading of English Literature

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Influence Revisited: Irène Némirovsky's Creative Reading of English Literature. / Kershaw, Angela.

In: Modern Language Review, Vol. 110, No. 2, 04.2015, p. 317-340.

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abstract = "This article offers a comparative reading of Ir{\`e}ne N{\'e}mirovsky's fiction, drawing on approaches to national literary history that are sensitive to border crossings. Considering N{\'e}mirovsky's engagement with English literature in the light of her broad interest in foreign literature, influence emerges as a multiple and creative interaction. The article examines the mediation of N{\'e}mirovsky's reading of Tolstoy through E. M. Forster and Percy Lubbock and compares the depiction of the younger generation in novels by N{\'e}mirovsky and Evelyn Waugh. It argues that interpreting N{\'e}mirovsky's creative reading as literary hospitality is both ethically and aesthetically productive. ",
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