Miriam Bridenne | November 8, 2021
The Anomaly should be read in one sitting, like a wonderful adventure novel where the reader holds their breath between tears and laughter. Are we truly unique? Or are we just doubles of ourselves? Characters in search of existence? If we were offered a second life or a second chance, would we have enough imagination, resources, and generosity to share our…
The Anomaly should be read in one sitting, like a wonderful adventure novel where the reader holds their breath between tears and laughter. Are we truly unique? Or are we just doubles of ourselves? Characters in search of existence? If we were offered a second life or a second chance, would…
The Anomaly should be read in one sitting, like a wonderful adventure novel where the reader holds their breath between tears…
Miriam Bridenne | November 3, 2021
Jakuta Alikavazovic’s sixth book, Comme un ciel en nous, is among this fall’s best reads. Responding to an invitation to contribute a piece of writing to the collection, Ma Nuit au Musée (Stock), she takes the opportunity to explore her unique relationship with the Louvre Museum.
Jakuta Alikavazovic’s sixth book, Comme un ciel en nous, is among this fall’s best reads. Responding to an invitation to contribute a piece of writing to the collection, Ma Nuit au Musée (Stock), she takes the opportunity to explore her unique relationship with the Louvre Museum.
Jakuta Alikavazovic’s sixth book, Comme un ciel en nous, is among this fall’s best reads. Responding to an invitation to contribute…
Miriam Bridenne | October 27, 2021
Mbougar Sarr’s talent is mindblowing and enlightens each and every page of this astonishing, multifaceted novel who claims J.L. Borges, Yambo Ouologuem and Roberto Bolano as his sources of inspiration. If the expression “writer of the world” means anything, then Mbougar Sarr is -- unarguably-- one of its most talented and fierce figures.
Mbougar Sarr’s talent is mindblowing and enlightens each and every page of this astonishing, multifaceted novel who claims J.L. Borges, Yambo Ouologuem and Roberto Bolano as his sources of inspiration. If the expression “writer of the world” means anything, then Mbougar Sarr is -- unarguably-- one of its most talented…
Mbougar Sarr’s talent is mindblowing and enlightens each and every page of this astonishing, multifaceted novel who claims J.L. Borges,…
Miriam Bridenne | October 25, 2021
It's in the pages of Marcel Proust's The Fugitive that Violaine Huisman found the French title of her debut novel. “Every woman feels that the greater her power over a man, the more impossible it is to leave him except by sudden flight: a fugitive precisely because a queen.”
It's in the pages of Marcel Proust's The Fugitive that Violaine Huisman found the French title of her debut novel. “Every woman feels that the greater her power over a man, the more impossible it is to leave him except by sudden flight: a fugitive precisely because a queen.”
It's in the pages of Marcel Proust's The Fugitive that Violaine Huisman found the French title of her debut novel.…
Adam Hocker | October 20, 2021
Daas has described herself as an "intersectional feminist" and this book captures the term in all of its complexity. After all, being a gay French Muslim woman involves so many different overlapping perspectives that are so entirely at odds with the cis-white-secular/Catholic world of France that it is no wonder that Daas felt the need to write it all out.
Daas has described herself as an "intersectional feminist" and this book captures the term in all of its complexity. After all, being a gay French Muslim woman involves so many different overlapping perspectives that are so entirely at odds with the cis-white-secular/Catholic world of France that it is no wonder…
Daas has described herself as an "intersectional feminist" and this book captures the term in all of its complexity. After…
Adam Hocker | October 18, 2021
In this panoramic portrait of Paris in the late-nineteenth century, the wildly gifted debut author Victoria Mas provides us with an entirely unique perspective on the city by portraying it through the lens of the women incarcerated in the notorious asylum l'Hospice de la Salpetriere. My top choice from this years rentree litteraire!
In this panoramic portrait of Paris in the late-nineteenth century, the wildly gifted debut author Victoria Mas provides us with an entirely unique perspective on the city by portraying it through the lens of the women incarcerated in the notorious asylum l'Hospice de la Salpetriere. My top choice from this…
In this panoramic portrait of Paris in the late-nineteenth century, the wildly gifted debut author Victoria Mas provides us with…
Miriam Bridenne | October 14, 2021
It’s going to take some time to recover from reading American poet Natasha Trethewey’s Memorial Drive[email_link email=""] – and not because of the underlying buildup of violence in the novel. You’ll want to set aside some time to recover from the depth and richness of Trethewey’s writing, which seduces the reader not by gimmicks or excess but by the conciseness…
It’s going to take some time to recover from reading American poet Natasha Trethewey’s Memorial Drive[email_link email=""] – and not because of the underlying buildup of violence in the novel. You’ll want to set aside some time to recover from the depth and richness of Trethewey’s writing, which seduces the…
It’s going to take some time to recover from reading American poet Natasha Trethewey’s Memorial Drive[email_link email=""] – and not…
Miriam Bridenne | October 14, 2021
Some books speak to us in a way no one else can. They embody our most intimate thoughts, fears, and obsessions so much so, that we wonder whether their authors might have been spying on us. That’s exactly how I feel whenever I read a book by Jenny Offill.
Some books speak to us in a way no one else can. They embody our most intimate thoughts, fears, and obsessions so much so, that we wonder whether their authors might have been spying on us. That’s exactly how I feel whenever I read a book by Jenny Offill.
Some books speak to us in a way no one else can. They embody our most intimate thoughts, fears, and…
Miriam Bridenne | October 5, 2021
Christine Angot’s language has never been more precise and clear, her voice is calm and assured. Her assault is unflappable, and each sentence resonates in the reader’s heart. With each new book, Christine Angot has become a master at dividing her readers. One firmly believes though that this time, only two camps will emerge: those who think that Christine Angot…
Christine Angot’s language has never been more precise and clear, her voice is calm and assured. Her assault is unflappable, and each sentence resonates in the reader’s heart. With each new book, Christine Angot has become a master at dividing her readers. One firmly believes though that this time, only…
Christine Angot’s language has never been more precise and clear, her voice is calm and assured. Her assault is unflappable,…
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