Marie Lola Sendra | July 18, 2019
“Passerby, I beg you, spread roses on my tomb” Maybe you will end up with a bleeding heart… In 1959, Aragon wrote a book about his muse, Elsa, in the tormented context of the Russian revolution. Elsa Triolet and Louis Aragon met in 1929 when she arrived from Russia to join the surrealist movement in Paris. During the revolution, they…
“Passerby, I beg you, spread roses on my tomb” Maybe you will end up with a bleeding heart… In 1959, Aragon wrote a book about his muse, Elsa, in the tormented context of the Russian revolution. Elsa Triolet and Louis Aragon met in 1929 when she arrived from Russia to…
“Passerby, I beg you, spread roses on my tomb” Maybe you will end up with a bleeding heart… In 1959,…
Miriam Bridenne | July 15, 2019
Antoine Compagnon invites us to a delightful and erudite stroll through Michel de Montaigne’s work and the –much needed – reminder that as long as there are people willing to consider carefully, observe passionately, and speak measuredly, there is hope.
Antoine Compagnon invites us to a delightful and erudite stroll through Michel de Montaigne’s work and the –much needed – reminder that as long as there are people willing to consider carefully, observe passionately, and speak measuredly, there is hope.
Antoine Compagnon invites us to a delightful and erudite stroll through Michel de Montaigne’s work and the –much needed –…
Miriam Bridenne | July 15, 2019
With great humor and a remarkable sense of details, Bove describes the mundane daily life of Victor Baton and his harrowing quest for friendship. Hilariously funny at times, compelling at others, My friends brilliantly captures the fragility of mankind and the fragrance of 1924's Paris.
With great humor and a remarkable sense of details, Bove describes the mundane daily life of Victor Baton and his harrowing quest for friendship. Hilariously funny at times, compelling at others, My friends brilliantly captures the fragility of mankind and the fragrance of 1924's Paris.
With great humor and a remarkable sense of details, Bove describes the mundane daily life of Victor Baton and his…
Sandrine Butteau | June 19, 2019
With a title that nods to the Lives of the Saints, a literary genre that was in vogue in the 17th and the 19th centuries, Catherine Cusset throws herself into an exploration of the life of the famed British painter, presenting his artistic, sentimental, and personal commitments as a model for other artists while never beatifying him.
With a title that nods to the Lives of the Saints, a literary genre that was in vogue in the 17th and the 19th centuries, Catherine Cusset throws herself into an exploration of the life of the famed British painter, presenting his artistic, sentimental, and personal commitments as a model…
With a title that nods to the Lives of the Saints, a literary genre that was in vogue in the…
Adam Hocker | June 19, 2019
The Missing of Clairdelune firmly establishes Christelle Dabos as one of the most gifted French-language authors at work today in any genre for any age, and I for one cannot wait to see what this astonishing piece of fiction blossoms into in the next volume.   
The Missing of Clairdelune firmly establishes Christelle Dabos as one of the most gifted French-language authors at work today in any genre for any age, and I for one cannot wait to see what this astonishing piece of fiction blossoms into in the next volume.   
The Missing of Clairdelune firmly establishes Christelle Dabos as one of the most gifted French-language authors at work today in any genre…
Miriam Bridenne | June 12, 2019
French literature provides an impressive line-up of masterpieces on artists and the creative act. Unarguably, Hold Fast Your Crown is a brilliant addition to this rich lineage. So pack your suitcase with Melville's books, Apocalypse Now, and Cimino's movies; and brace yourself for a wild ride with Jean Deichel at the wheel!
French literature provides an impressive line-up of masterpieces on artists and the creative act. Unarguably, Hold Fast Your Crown is a brilliant addition to this rich lineage. So pack your suitcase with Melville's books, Apocalypse Now, and Cimino's movies; and brace yourself for a wild ride with Jean Deichel at the wheel!
French literature provides an impressive line-up of masterpieces on artists and the creative act. Unarguably, Hold Fast Your Crown is a brilliant…
Jonas Alleaume | June 12, 2019
Laurent Gaudé summons both history and fiction to deliver an epic fresco that questions the making of history itself. And as the centuries and places merge into a tangle of wars – individual and collective – one story emerges. What do victory and defeat mean? Is there victory in defeat? Loss in victory? And most of all, what happens when…
Laurent Gaudé summons both history and fiction to deliver an epic fresco that questions the making of history itself. And as the centuries and places merge into a tangle of wars – individual and collective – one story emerges. What do victory and defeat mean? Is there victory in defeat?…
Laurent Gaudé summons both history and fiction to deliver an epic fresco that questions the making of history itself. And…
Miriam Bridenne | May 15, 2019
Anyone who has lived in the US long enough may have noticed the prominent role played by sports —and baseball among all sports— as an integrational force. If you are curious to understand why, and how baseball has become a cementing factor of American identity, then reading Jerome Charyn's Joe DiMaggio, The Long Vigil just published in France under the…
Anyone who has lived in the US long enough may have noticed the prominent role played by sports —and baseball among all sports— as an integrational force. If you are curious to understand why, and how baseball has become a cementing factor of American identity, then reading Jerome Charyn's Joe…
Anyone who has lived in the US long enough may have noticed the prominent role played by sports —and baseball…
Adam Hocker | May 8, 2019
In the entire body of French literature, there is arguably no greater nor more famous expression of love towards one's mother than that of Marcel Proust in A la recherche du temps perdu. From Swann's Way to Time Regained, the text abounds in references that the narrator makes to just how extraordinary and remarkable he finds his maman to be.…
In the entire body of French literature, there is arguably no greater nor more famous expression of love towards one's mother than that of Marcel Proust in A la recherche du temps perdu. From Swann's Way to Time Regained, the text abounds in references that the narrator makes to just…
In the entire body of French literature, there is arguably no greater nor more famous expression of love towards one's…
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