Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon, 1961-63

Written by Marcelino Truong | Translated by David Homel
This riveting, beautifully produced graphic memoir tells the story of the early years of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamese diplomat and his French wife. READ MORE

Suite For Barbara Loden

Written by Nathalie Léger | Dorothy Project | October 17, 2016
“I believe there is a miracle in Wanda,” wrote Marguerite Duras of the only film American actress Barbara Loden ever wrote and directed. “Usually, there is a distance between representation and text, subject and action. Here that distance is completely eradicated.” It is perhaps this “miracle”—the seeming collapse of fiction and fact—that has made Wanda (1970) a cult classic, and a fascination of artists from Isabelle Huppert to Rachel Kushner to Kate Zambreno. READ MORE

Men

Written by Marie Darrieussecq | The Text Publishing Co. | October 11, 2016
The French title of "Men" plays on a quote by Marguerite Duras: We have to love men a lot. A lot, a lot. Love them a lot in order to love them. Otherwise it’s impossible, we couldn’t bear them. READ MORE

Being a Skull: Place, Contact, Thought, Sculpturesee

Written by Georges Didi-Huberman | Translated by Drew S. Burk
A renowned art historian’s exploration of the work of the Italian artist Giuseppe Penone Through a careful study of artist Giuseppe Penone’s work regarding a sculptural and haptic process of contact with place, thought, and artistic practice, Georges Didi-Huberman examines various modes of thinking by way of being. Didi-Huberman sketches a sweeping view of how artists have worked with conceptions of the skull, that is, the mind, and ruminates on where thought is indeed located. READ MORE

Cockroaches

Written by Scholastique Mukasonga | Archipelago Books | October 4, 2016
In a tale that recounts her own experience fleeing the ethnic violence of Rwanda, Scholastique Mukasonga resurrects in heartbreaking detail the lives of her many family members who were killed. In her reflections, she captures not only the suffering brought about by her family’s displacement, but also the beauty present in small, quiet moments with her loved ones. READ MORE

Nature is a Battlefield: Towards a Political Ecology

Written by Razmig Keucheyan | Translated by David Broder
In the midst of the current ecological crisis, there is often lofty talk of the need for humanity to ‘overcome its divisions’ and work together to tackle the big challenges of our time. But as this new book by Razmig Keucheyan shows, the real picture is very different. READ MORE

Levinas and the Night of Being

Written by Raoul Moati | Fordham University Press | October, 2016
Can we say that metaphysics is over? That we live, as post-phenomenology claims, after “end of metaphysics”? Through a close reading of Levinas's masterpiece "Totality and Infinity", Raoul Moati shows that things are much more complicated. READ MORE

Adolfo Kaminsky A Forger's Life

Written by Sarah Kaminsky | DoppelHouse Press | September 26, 2016
"Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life" is the gripping true story of an erstwhile forger who worked for the French Resistance, the Algerian Independence Movement, and numerous clandestine organizations over the span of nearly thirty years. A bestseller in France, the book has now been translated into seven languages and offers a rare look into the personal sacrifices of an idealist, the effect of one man’s political commitments on his family, his ingenious methods for creating forgeries, and his unending hopes for peace and justice in an increasingly violent world. READ MORE

A Day with Dogs

Written by Dorothée De Monfreid | Gecko Press | October 2016
Dogs on skis, dogs in vehicles, dogs in the kitchen—this rich and playful album features a cast of funny dog characters enacting everyday scenes. READ MORE

Eve Out of Her Ruins

Written by Ananda Devi | Deep Vellum Publishing | September 13, 2016
With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in their country's endless cycle of fear and violence: Eve, whose body is her only weapon and source of power; Savita, Eve's best friend, the only one who loves Eve without self-interest, who has plans to leave but will not go alone; Saadiq, gifted would-be poet, inspired by Rimbaud, in love with Eve; Clélio, belligerent rebel, waiting without hope for his brother to send for him from France. READ MORE

About Phoenix

Written by Nastasia Rugani | Annick Press | September 1, 2016
How can the handsome, congenial Mr. Smith be the same man who terrorizes Phoenix and her sister? Should you get into the car of someone you barely know? Hard to resist when the driver is Jessup Smith, the best-looking teacher in school. That night, he drives sixteen-year-old Phoenix and her little sister Sasha—both brilliant misfits—home. READ MORE

Badawi

Written by Mohed Altrad | Grove Atlantic | September 6, 2016
Published to wide critical acclaim in France, "Badawi" is Mohed Altrad’s heartrending debut novel, inspired by the author’s own narrative arc from Bedouin orphan to engineer and finally billionaire businessman. READ MORE

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