The Thursday Night Men

Written by Tonino Benacquista
Every Thursday night at 7 o’clock a group of three men meet in Paris. Each man’s life, his story, his situation, is as different from the others’ as can be. What unites them is heartache. Trouble, that is, with women. READ MORE

We Monks and Soldiers

Written by Lutz Bassmann
From one of the most original French writers of our day comes a mysterious, prismatic, and at times profoundly sad reflection on humanity in its darker moments—one of which may very well be our own. READ MORE

No One

Written by Gwennaëlle Aubry
Cleaning up her father’s home after his death, Gwenaëlle Aubry discovered a handwritten, autobiographical manuscript with a note on the cover: “to novelize.” The title was The Melancholic Black Sheep, but the subtitle An Inconvenient Specter had been crossed out. The specter? READ MORE

Hatred and Forgiveness

Written by Julia Kristeva
Julia Kristeva refracts the impulse to hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process it) through psychoanalysis and text, exploring worlds, women, religion, portraits, and the act of writing. READ MORE

Machiavelli in the Making

Written by Claude Lefort
Machiavelli in the Making is both a novel interpretation of the Florentine’s work and a critical document for understanding influential French scholar and public intellectual Claude Lefort’s later writings on democracy and totalitarianism. READ MORE

The Colours of Our Memory

Written by Michel Pastoureau
What remains of the colours of our childhood? What are our memories of a blue rabbit, a red dress, a yellow bike? Were they really those colours? And later on, what colours do we associate with our student years, our first loves, our adult life? How does colour leave its mark on memory? READ MORE

On Psychoanalysis

Written by Paul Ricoeur
Paul Ricoeur's Freud and Philosophy was a major reinterpretation of psychoanalysis and its philosophical significance, but Ricoeur also wrote many important articles on similar themes. READ MORE

Struggle and Utopia at the End Times of Philosophy

Written by François Laruelle
Very few thinkers have traveled the heretical path that François Laruelle walks between philosophy and non-philosophy. For Laruelle, the future of philosophy is problematic, but a mutation of its functions is possible. READ MORE

Markets of Paris Second Edition

Written by Dixon Long & Marjorie R. Williams
The food scene in Paris has changed dramatically since 2006, when Markets of Paris was first published. Yes, the same markets are held in the same locales as always—literally, for centuries—but many have undergone a remarkable transformation led by a young generation of purveyors focused, even more than their predecessors, on local and organic (“bio”) produce. READ MORE

Writings on Medicine

Written by French Culture
At the time of his death in 1995, Georges Canguilhem was a highly respected historian of science and medicine, whose engagement with questions of normality, the ideologization of scientific thought, and the conceptual history of biology had marked the thought of philosophers such as Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Pierre Bourdieu, and Gilles Deleuze. READ MORE

Evil

Written by Michel Wieviorka
In contrast to traditional systems of thought which regarded evil as a supernatural force that explained human misfortune, Michel Wieviorka develops a sociological analysis of evil phenomena. READ MORE

Administration of Fear

Written by Paul Virilio
We are living under the administration of fear: fear has become an environment, an everyday landscape. There was a time when wars, famines, and epidemics were localized and limited by a certain timeframe. READ MORE

Pages

1/3
MORE IN books
event

The Department of Missing Persons

September 25th | 6 pm
Columbia Maison Française (East Gallery, Buell Hall)
515 W 116 St
New York, NY
authors on tour

Lionel Ruffel

Jan. 22 - Feb 4, 2018
US TOUR
event

The Death of Stalin: Exclusive Footage and Interview with Fabien Nury

October 5th | 7:45 - 8:45pm
Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th St., NY10001
event

Educator Meetup: A Gathering of Educators and Comics Industry Professionals

October 5th | 3:45 - 4:45pm
Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th St., NY10001
event

French Comics Kiss Better: Bande Dessinée 101

October 5th | 1:15-2pm
NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY