Leon the Raccoon Discovers the World

Written by Lucie Papineau | Translated by Susan Allen Maurin | Illustrated by Tommy Doyle | Auzou/Consortium | July 19, 2016
Will leaving the city change Leon's life forever? Get ready for an adventure! READ MORE

French Love Poems

Written by Various | Edited by Tynan Kogane | New Directions | June 28, 2016

Filled with devotion and lust, sensuality and eroticism, fever and overture, these poems showcase some of the most passionate verses in the French language. From the classic sixteenth-century love sonnets of Louise Labé, to the piercing lyricism of the Romantics, to the dreamlike compositions of the love-drunk Surrealists, French Love Poems is the perfect, seductive gift for the one who makes your heart flutter.

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Anna and Froga: Out and About

Written by Anouk Ricard | Translated by Helge Dascher | Drawn & Quarterly | June 21, 2016
In the fifth volume of Anouk Ricard's hilarious modern kids’ classic, Anna, Froga, Ron, Christopher, and Bubu continue their non-adventures with bickering, needling, cajoling, and honest friendship. No white lie goes unexposed, no small embarrassment goes unrevealed, no secret is kept. READ MORE

By Fire

Written by Tahar Ben Jelloun | Translated by Rita S. Nezami | Northwestern University Press | June 15, 2016
Tahar Ben Jelloun’s By Fire, the first fictional account published on the Arab Spring, reimagines the true-life self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, an event that has been credited with setting off the Tunisian revolt. READ MORE

Éric Rohmer: A Biography

Written by Antoine de Baecque and Noël Herpe | Translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal | Columbia University Press | June 14, 2016
This exhaustive biography uses personal archives and interviews to enrich our knowledge of Rohmer's public achievements and lesser known interests and relations. READ MORE

Abahn Sabana David

Written by Marguerite Duras | Translated by Kazim Ali | Open Letter | June 14, 2016
Available for the first time in English, Abahn Sabana David is a late-career masterpiece from one of France’s top writers. READ MORE

Too Close to the Edge

Written by Pascal Garnier | Translated by Emily Boyce | Gallic Books | June 7, 2016
A widow’s quiet retirement in the foothills of the Alps is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. READ MORE

Nostalgia: When Are We Ever at Home?

Written by Barbara Cassin | Translated by Pascale-Anne Brault | Foreword by Souleymane Bachir Diagne | Fordham University Press | March 2016
Moving from Homer’s and Virgil’s foundational accounts of nostalgia to the exilic writings of Hannah Arendt, Barbara Cassin revisits the dangerous implications of nostalgia for land and homeland, thinking them anew through questions of exile and language. READ MORE

Heidegger: The Question of Being and History

Written by Jaques Derrida | Translated by Geoffrey Bennington | University of Chicago Press | June 2016
Few philosophers held greater fascination for Jacques Derrida than Martin Heidegger, and in this book we get an extended look at Derrida’s first real encounters with him. Delivered over nine sessions in 1964 and 1965 at the École Normale Supérieure, these lectures offer a glimpse of the young Derrida first coming to terms with the German philosopher and his magnum opus, Being and Time. READ MORE

Charlotte

Written by David Foenkinos | Translated by Sam Taylor | Overlook | May 31, 2016
The gorgeous, haunting, and ultimately redemptive bestselling French novel, recounting the tragic life of artistic visionary Charlotte Salomon, who died in Nazi gas chambers at the age of 26. READ MORE

Lacombe Lucien: The Screenplay

Written by Louis Malle and Patrick Modiano | Translated by Sabine Destrée | Other Press | May 31, 2016

Patrick Modiano and Louis Malle’s screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film tells a powerful story set in World War II France of a seventeen-year-old boy who allies himself with collaborators, only to fall in love with a Jewish girl.

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Villa Triste

Written by Patrick Modiano | Translated by John Cullen | Other Press | May 31, 2016
This novel by Nobel Prize–winning author Patrick Modiano is one of the most seductive and accessible in his oeuvre: the story of a man’s memories of fleeing responsibility, finding love, and searching for meaning in an uncertain world. READ MORE

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