Miriam Bridenne | July 24, 2019
Groff's prose is mesmerizing; and her ability to share these hellish visions, to draw you in to the fates of characters in a few lines, to immerse you in this cycle of highly realistic end-of-the world dystopic micro-fictions, is simply astonishing.
Groff's prose is mesmerizing; and her ability to share these hellish visions, to draw you in to the fates of characters in a few lines, to immerse you in this cycle of highly realistic end-of-the world dystopic micro-fictions, is simply astonishing.
Groff's prose is mesmerizing; and her ability to share these hellish visions, to draw you in to the fates of…
Miriam Bridenne | July 24, 2019
Family secrets, smashed ambitions, racial tensions: welcome to Celeste Ng's world! In this riveting page-turner, the international bestselling author pursues her investigation of mother & daughter relationships and American suburban life.
Family secrets, smashed ambitions, racial tensions: welcome to Celeste Ng's world! In this riveting page-turner, the international bestselling author pursues her investigation of mother & daughter relationships and American suburban life.
Family secrets, smashed ambitions, racial tensions: welcome to Celeste Ng's world! In this riveting page-turner, the international bestselling author pursues…
Miriam Bridenne | July 23, 2019
If you don't want to read about white, privileged, post-war America--not that there is anything wrong with that--I'd recommend you skip this note altogether. Through tracing the arc of a man's life, All That Is (et rien d'autre) chronicles the end of an era in book publishing, when the business was mostly a gentleman’s pursuit—amateur, clubbish, waspy, and above all,…
If you don't want to read about white, privileged, post-war America--not that there is anything wrong with that--I'd recommend you skip this note altogether. Through tracing the arc of a man's life, All That Is (et rien d'autre) chronicles the end of an era in book publishing, when the business…
If you don't want to read about white, privileged, post-war America--not that there is anything wrong with that--I'd recommend you…
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…
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