Gutenberg's Europe: The Book and the Invention of Western Modernity

Written by Frédéric Barbier | Translated by Jean Birell

Major transformations in society are always accompanied by parallel transformations in systems of social communication what we call the media. In this book, historian Frédéric Barbier provides an important new economic, political and social analysis of the first great 'media revolution' in the West: Gutenberg s invention of the printing press in the mid fifteenth century.

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All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage

Written by Peter Szendy | Translated by Roland Végső

The world of international politics has recently been rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals involving auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is merely the most sensational example of what appears to be a universal practice today. What is the source of this generalized principle of eavesdropping?

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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

The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome

Written by Serge Brussolo | Translated by Edward Gauvin

They call them “mediums”—professional dreamers who “dive” into the dream world to retrieve items that convert to valuable artworks in the waking world. What’s more, the more dangerous the dream, the more valuable that artwork becomes.

In David Sarella’s dreams, he’s a professional jewel thief. With the help of his beautiful accomplice, Nadia, he breaks into jewelry stores and museums, lifts diamond necklaces and priceless art, and escapes into the night on a motorcycle—often, with the police shooting at them.

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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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