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We are thrilled to announce the return of the Albertine Book Club, curated by Cécile David-Weill and Caroline Weber.

This monthly rendez-vous — open to Albertine members and students — will be aimed at providing a journey through French literature.
Join the Albertine community and engage with French culture at a whole new level!

Our book club will keep you up to date with the best of contemporary French fiction, and expand your horizons to new cultures. Escape your daily routine for a few hours each month with books and friends! The Albertine Book Club offers a unique opportunity to meet and talk with other French culture lovers over a glass of wine.

During the first half of 2018, we will read from the finalists of the 2018 Albertine Prize. Learn more about the Albertine Prize and vote here.

The Albertine Book Club is free and open to Albertine members and students with a valid Student ID card! Please find more info on how to become an Albertine member here.

ALBERTINE BOOK CLUB SYLLABUS – WINTER/SPRING 2018

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7pm, we will discuss Not One Day by Anne Garétta, translated from the French by Emma Ramadam, Deep Vellum Publishing.
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7pm, we will discuss The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis, translated from the French by Michael Lucey, Farrar Strauss, and Giroux.
On Monday, March, 5, 2018 at 7pm, we will discuss Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou, translated from the French by Helen Stevenson,The New Press.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7pm, we will discuss Incest by Christine Angot, translated from the French by Tess Hardley, Archipelago Books.
On Tuesday, April, 17, 2018 at 7pm, we will discuss Compass by Mathias Enard, translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell, New Directions.


CECILE DAVID-WEILL is a French and American author. She published her first novel, Beguin (Grasset, 1996) under the name of Cécile de la Baume, which was released in English translation as Crush (Grove, 1997). She is the author of Femme de (Grasset, 2002), Les Prétendants (Grasset, 2010, translated into English as The Suitors (Other Press, 2012). Cécile David-Weill is also a regular contributor to the online French news magazine Le Point, with a column entitled Letters from New York. She has recently published Parents sous influence: Est-on condamné à reproduire l’éducation de ses parents ? (Odile Jacob, 2016).

CAROLINE WEBER received her Ph.D. in French literature from Yale University (1998) and her BA in Literature from Harvard University (summa cum laude, 1991). Before coming to Barnard/Columbia, she taught for seven years at the University of Pennsylvania.
A specialist in eighteenth-century French literature and culture, with particular emphasis on the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, Weber is the author of Terror and its Discontents: Suspect Words and the French Revolution (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), and of Fragments of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2001), an edited volume of essays on revolutionary culture. More recently, she published Queen of Fashion: What Marie-Antoinette Wore to the French Revolution (Henry Holt, 2006/Picador, 2007). A study of the political impact of Marie-Antoinette’s controversial clothing choices, Queen of Fashion made the LA Times best-seller list and was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and a Best Book of the Year by Washington Post, Book World and Borders Books and Music. Her new book, Proust’s Duchess, will be published next May, with Knopf.

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Anne Garreta

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire. "For life is too short to submit to reading poorly...   Learn More

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire. ...   Learn More

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the...   Learn More

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Alain Mabanckou

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of terror of Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, the...   Learn More

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of...   Learn More

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Christine Angot

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of taboo. The narrator is falling out from a...   Learn More

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of...   Learn More

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Mathias Enard

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Anne Garreta

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire. "For life is too short to submit to reading poorly...   Learn More

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire. ...   Learn More

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the...   Learn More

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Edouard Louis

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Alain Mabanckou

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of terror of Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, the...   Learn More

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of...   Learn More

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up,...   Learn More

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Christine Angot

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of taboo. The narrator is falling out from a...   Learn More

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of...   Learn More

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful...   Learn More

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Mathias Enard

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Anne Garreta

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire. "For life is too short to submit to reading poorly...   Learn More

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire. ...   Learn More

Not One Day begins with a maxim: "Not one day without a woman." What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the...   Learn More

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Edouard Louis

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Alain Mabanckou

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of terror of Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, the...   Learn More

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of...   Learn More

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up,...   Learn More

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Christine Angot

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of taboo. The narrator is falling out from a...   Learn More

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of...   Learn More

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful...   Learn More

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Mathias Enard

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