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The Squadron’s Umbrella

"The Squadron’s Umbrella" gathers for the first time in English 39 wickedly funny texts by one of the hippest cat to have ever hung his hat at Le Chat Noir in Paris — the humorist Alphonse Allais — who experimented with holorhymes and invented conceptual art.
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A Roll of the Dice

"A Roll of the Dice" is one of symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s best-known and most visually complex works. Wave Books presents an edition with refined type and photographs that both honor the original and make it an object of delight.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

The 35th annual Salon du Livre is underway in Paris; the fight against higher TVA for e-books continues; the benefits of publishing a Nobel Prize winner; translation in order for Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel; and a survey on the most popular authors amongst French readers.
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An Evening with Graphic Novelists Pénélope Bagieu and Julia Wertz

Apr 8, 2015 | 7 pm
Albertine Books in French and English
Join us for a special conversation between graphic novelists Pénélope Bagieu and Julia Wertz. Bestselling French author Pénélope Bagieu will be in New York City this April to present "Exquisite Corpse" – her first graphic novel to be published in the US – and its irresistible heroin Zoe.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

France's stance on the author's rights; head of Hachette Livre reacts to the ban on a reduced e-book tax; new novel by Fred Vargas published; Thomas Piketty clarifies findings in a new paper; and Jean Vanier is awarded 2015 Templeton Prize.
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Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction

In this new title, Quentin Meillassoux addresses the problem of chaos and of the constancy of natural laws in the context of literature. He elucidates the distinction between science fiction, and fiction outside-science, where science becomes impossible. A significant milestone that will appeal to readers of both philosophy and literature.
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Our Daily Poison: A Discussion with Marie-Monique Robin and Puvan Selvanathan

Apr 14, 2015 | 7 pm
Albertine Books in French and English
After our lastest panel on the history of Jewish-Muslim relations, our Minds in Migration series returns this month with events featuring the award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin. She will present her book "Our Daily Poison" and her film "Good Old Growth!".
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Sphinx

"Sphinx" is the debut novel of the inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of OuLiPo. This influential and experimental French literary group aims to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints.
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Author and Filmmaker Virginie Despentes in NYC

Apr 16-21, 2015
New York City // Several Locations
Author and filmmaker Virginie Despentes will talk about her life and works with Elisabeth Ladenson, Chair of the Department of French and a specialist of 19th and 20th century French literature and comparative literature, gender studies, and cultural history.
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The Queen’s Caprice

"The Queen’s Caprice" — seven new stories presented in English for the first time — reveals Prix Goncourt winner Jean Echenoz at the height of his talents. The author takes us on a journey across radically different places and landscapes.
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Best of France at SXSW 2015

South By Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest festivals in the US for film, music and digital technology, will gather around 300,000 participants in Austin March 13- 22, 2015. French professionals will not be left out.