Susan Rubin Suleiman was born in Budapest and came to the United States with her parents as a child. She is the C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and professor of comparative literature at Harvard, where she has chaired the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature. Her books include Authoritarian Fictions: The Ideological Novel as a Literary Genre (1983), Subversive Intent: Gender, Politics, and the Avant-Garde (1990), Risking Who One Is: Encounters with Contemporary Art and Literature (1994), the memoir Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook (1999), and Crises of Memory and the Second World War (2006). She has edited and co-edited several volumes, including Exile and Creativity (1998), Contemporary Jewish Writing in Hungary (2003), and French Global: A New Approach to Literary History (with C. McDonald, 2010). Suleiman has won many honors, including the Radcliffe Medal for distinguished achievement (1990), and a decoration by the French Government as Officer of the Order of Academic Palms (Palmes Académiques) in 1992.
No Easy Answers: Susan Rubin Suleiman on “The Némirovsky Question”
Robert Zaretsky explains that there are no easy answers in “The Némirovsky Question” by Susan Rubin Suleiman....