The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels

Written by Anka Muhlstein | Other Press | January 31, 2017
A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of "Monsieur Proust’s Library". READ MORE

Montaigne: A Life

Written by Philippe Desan | Translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal
One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it, as he suggests in his Essays, by retreating to his chateau, turning his back on the world, and stoically detaching himself from his violent times? In this definitive biography, Philippe Desan, one of the world’s leading authorities on Montaigne, overturns this longstanding myth by showing that Montaigne was constantly concerned with realizing his political ambitions—and that the literary and philosophical character of the Essays largely depends on them. READ MORE

Jean Renoir: A Biography

Written by Pascal Mérigeau | Foreword by Martin Scorsese | Translated by Bruce Benderson | Running Press Book Publishers | December 27, 2016
Originally published in France in 2012, Pascal Mérigeau’s definitive biography of legendary film director Jean Renoir is a landmark work—a study of one of the most fascinating and creative artistic figures of the twentieth century. READ MORE

The Gardens of Consolation

Written by Parisa Reza | Translated by Adriana Hunter | Europa Editions | December 6, 2016
In the early 1920s, in the remote village of Ghamsar, Talla and Sardar, two teenagers dreaming of a better life, fall in love and marry. READ MORE

Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo

Written by Sandrine Revel | translated by Montana Kane | NBM Publishing | December 1, 2016
This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. READ MORE

Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education in Africa

Written by Fabrice Jaumont
A nuanced analysis of a US-led initiative of uncommon ambition featuring seven foundations committed to strengthen capacity in higher education in Sub-Saharan African universities. Putting new philanthropic trends into historical perspective, the author examines the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the novel context in which philanthropy operates today. READ MORE

Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Written by Philippe Girard | Basic Books | November 22, 2016
The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history. READ MORE

Good Morning, City

Written by Pat Kiernan & illustrated by Pascal Campion | Farrar, Strauss and Giroux | November 15, 2016
It's dark and quiet.The moon still glimmers in the sky. While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed. Then dawn's first light peeks through the tree branches. Wake up, city! There is much to be done in neighborhoods all across the metropolis. As the morning gets brighter, the city streets bustle with people ready to start the day. READ MORE

Paul and Antoinette

Written by Kerascoët| Enchanted Lion Books | November 15, 2016
Paul likes flower arranging, Antoinette likes mud... As siblings, they're stuck with each other, but could either really live without the other? READ MORE

Givenness and Revelation

Written by Jean-Luc Marion | Translated by Stephen E. Lewis

Givenness and Revelation represents both the unity and the deep continuity of Jean-Luc Marion's thinking over many decades.

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The World of Edena

Written by Moebius

Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse puts the work of a master storyteller back in print—with some material in English for the first time! Stel and Atan are interstellar repairmen trying to find a lost space station and its crew. What they discover about the universe and themselves on the mythical paradise planet Edena, though, changes their lives forever.

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Lost profiles: Mémoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism

Written by Philippe Soupault | City Lights | November 2016
Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic—"Lost Profiles" is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by co-founder of the surrealist movement. READ MORE

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