Franzen’s Freedom and other Highlights from the 'Rentrée Litteraire'

November 14, 2011 | By French Culture

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.

Read more:
Jonathan Franzen: Culture Cafe (article in French)

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