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The Resource No place to lay one's head, Françoise Frenkel with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frederic Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee

No place to lay one's head, Françoise Frenkel with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frederic Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee

Label
No place to lay one's head
Title
No place to lay one's head
Statement of responsibility
Françoise Frenkel with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frederic Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
Creator
Contributor
Author
Compiler
Translator
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Franpoise Frenkel was a Jewish woman born in Poland and enamoured of all things literary and French. In 1921 she set up the first French-language bookshop in Berlin, recognising the craving for French culture in that city in the wake of the First World War. Her business was a success - attracting diplomats and celebrities, authors and artists. But life in Berlin for a Jewish woman and a foreigner soon became untenable. Frenkel was forced to flee to Paris and compelled to keep moving as she attempted to survive in a world disintegrating around her. Her observations of and interactions with the French people, both those who would give her up to the Nazi authorities and those who risked their own lives and families by offering her refuge, show how humanity strives to assert itself even in the darkest times. Frenkel's book, written with piercing clarity and sensibility in the immediate aftermath of her escape to Switzerland, was originally published in 1945 in Geneva. But only recently was a copy of this forgotten work discovered and a decision made at French publisher Gallimard to republish it, seventy years later. Very little is known of Franpoise Frenkel's subsequent life, except that she returned to live in Nice where she had spent much of her time during the war, and where she died in 1975
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frenkel, Françoise
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Modiano, Patrick
  • Maria, Frederic
  • Smee, Stephanie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frenkel, Françoise
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish refugees
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
No place to lay one's head, Françoise Frenkel with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frederic Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in France as Rien où poser sa tête by L'Arbalète Gallimard in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059626772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780143784111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
Label
No place to lay one's head, Françoise Frenkel with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frederic Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in France as Rien où poser sa tête by L'Arbalète Gallimard in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059626772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780143784111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles

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