Franzen’s Freedom and other Highlights from the 'Rentrée Litteraire'
The French publishing season, known in France as the 'Rentrée litteraire', is condensed into a short three month run from August to early November. During this period, all French and foreign titles are published, a total of 654 in 2011.
Among American translated works released in France this year: Joyce Carol Oates’ Widow’s Story (Histoire de veuve), Robert and Aline Crumb’s graphic novel Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir (Parle-moi d’amour!), Adam Mansbach’s blockbuster, Go the Fuck to Sleep… and the book causing the biggest buzz in France this year… Jonathan Franzen’s tale of suburbia, Freedom.
Jonathan Franzen: Culture Cafe (article in French)