Miriam Bridenne | November 9, 2022
Nadia Yala Kisukidi builds on the tradition of magic realism, of the adventure novel, and of poetry and puts into light how one can escape social violence, refuse to let oneself be determined by it, and invent a form of resistance.
Nadia Yala Kisukidi builds on the tradition of magic realism, of the adventure novel, and of poetry and puts into light how one can escape social violence, refuse to let oneself be determined by it, and invent a form of resistance.
Nadia Yala Kisukidi builds on the tradition of magic realism, of the adventure novel, and of poetry and puts into…
Miriam Bridenne | November 7, 2022
Jane Sautière’s memories are experienced both individually and collectively. Her personal story meets our common one, and it is at their junction that the story is maintained. From there, it observes, absorbs, and “confronts aging, what is collapsing, to see in the imprescriptible original forms.”
Jane Sautière’s memories are experienced both individually and collectively. Her personal story meets our common one, and it is at their junction that the story is maintained. From there, it observes, absorbs, and “confronts aging, what is collapsing, to see in the imprescriptible original forms.”
Jane Sautière’s memories are experienced both individually and collectively. Her personal story meets our common one, and it is at…
Angelica So | November 2, 2022
Part autofiction and part social commentary, Jestin transforms the discothèque into a microcosm of a degenerating society void of meaningful human interaction. L’homme qui danse is a timely read for this year’s rentrée littéraire, as we deal with our own isolation and FOMO (“fear of missing out”) during the pandemic time warp.
Part autofiction and part social commentary, Jestin transforms the discothèque into a microcosm of a degenerating society void of meaningful human interaction. L’homme qui danse is a timely read for this year’s rentrée littéraire, as we deal with our own isolation and FOMO (“fear of missing out”) during the pandemic…
Part autofiction and part social commentary, Jestin transforms the discothèque into a microcosm of a degenerating society void of meaningful…
Alice Briez | October 18, 2022
Inspired by the case of the orphanage of Haut de la Garenne, L'Heure des Oiseaux is an ode to nature and an extremely well-written investigation from which no one can emerge unscathed.
Inspired by the case of the orphanage of Haut de la Garenne, L'Heure des Oiseaux is an ode to nature and an extremely well-written investigation from which no one can emerge unscathed.
Inspired by the case of the orphanage of Haut de la Garenne, L'Heure des Oiseaux is an ode to nature and…
Miriam Bridenne | October 18, 2022
When it comes to Gaëlle Obiégly’s novels, it’s always a fine balancing act. It’s not a matter of plot in the classic sense, and even less so a message, or a position. We've found it quite impossible to resists the grace that exudes from its pages.
When it comes to Gaëlle Obiégly’s novels, it’s always a fine balancing act. It’s not a matter of plot in the classic sense, and even less so a message, or a position. We've found it quite impossible to resists the grace that exudes from its pages.
When it comes to Gaëlle Obiégly’s novels, it’s always a fine balancing act. It’s not a matter of plot in…
Aliette Armel | October 18, 2022
As I read Claude Hunzinger’s autobiographical novel, Un chien à ma table, I felt a strange sensation, the kind one rarely experiences when reading a text: that of being at home, even returning home.
As I read Claude Hunzinger’s autobiographical novel, Un chien à ma table, I felt a strange sensation, the kind one rarely experiences when reading a text: that of being at home, even returning home.
As I read Claude Hunzinger’s autobiographical novel, Un chien à ma table, I felt a strange sensation, the kind one…
Miriam Bridenne | October 6, 2022
July 30, 1972. Jean and Melvin McNair, their two kids, and 3 accomplices hijack a plane. Their goal is to get a one million dollar ransom and to escape to Algiers. An FBI agent, in just a bathing suit, runs across the tarmac to bring them the requested ransom. No gun would fire, no one would be hurt.
July 30, 1972. Jean and Melvin McNair, their two kids, and 3 accomplices hijack a plane. Their goal is to get a one million dollar ransom and to escape to Algiers. An FBI agent, in just a bathing suit, runs across the tarmac to bring them the requested ransom. No gun…
July 30, 1972. Jean and Melvin McNair, their two kids, and 3 accomplices hijack a plane. Their goal is to get…
Hermès Chandès | September 27, 2022
In L'énigme algérienne, Xavier Driencourt, the French diplomat who stayed in Algeria for the longest time, offers a precise, sharp, and clever analysis of the complex French-Algerian diplomatic and political relations.
In L'énigme algérienne, Xavier Driencourt, the French diplomat who stayed in Algeria for the longest time, offers a precise, sharp, and clever analysis of the complex French-Algerian diplomatic and political relations.
In L'énigme algérienne, Xavier Driencourt, the French diplomat who stayed in Algeria for the longest time, offers a precise, sharp,…
Angelica So | September 27, 2022
France’s renowned nonfiction writer, Emmanuel Carrère, has a talent for recounting historical events and nonfiction prose. In V13, he captures the spectacle of the 10-month trial in the Palais de Justice, known as V13, or “vendredi 13,” a sort of metonymic euphemism for the series of mass shootings and suicide bombings throughout Paris that resulted in 137 deaths.
France’s renowned nonfiction writer, Emmanuel Carrère, has a talent for recounting historical events and nonfiction prose. In V13, he captures the spectacle of the 10-month trial in the Palais de Justice, known as V13, or “vendredi 13,” a sort of metonymic euphemism for the series of mass shootings and suicide…
France’s renowned nonfiction writer, Emmanuel Carrère, has a talent for recounting historical events and nonfiction prose. In V13, he captures…
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