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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Einstein

Written by Corinne Maier | Illustrated by Anne Simon | Translated by Etienne Gilfillan and Arran Brown | Nobrow Press | June 14, 2016
The third in Corinne Maier and Anne Simon's collection of graphic novels exploring the lives of some of the most influential figures in modern history lands its spotlight upon Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He is considered the most influential physicist of the twentieth century. You've probably heard of him, but you've never seen him like this! READ MORE

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

The Stranger

Written by Albert Camus | Illustrated by Jacques Ferrandez | Pegasus Books | June 6, 2016

A visually stunning adaptation of Albert Camus’ masterpiece that offers an exciting new graphic interpretation while retaining the book’s unique atmosphere.

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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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