authors on tour

Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier

November 5-17, 2016
US Tour
authors on tour

Vinciane Despret

October 29-November 8, 2016
US Tour
Vinciane Despret is currently Maître de conferences at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Liège, and at the Faculty of Anthropology and Social Sciences and Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education at the Free University of Brussels. Her first field work was in the Negev desert, where she explored the possibility of doing an ethology of the ethologists - similar to the anthropology of the laboratories Bruno Latour had proposed.
authors on tour

Cyril Pedrosa

September 12-18, 2016
New York, Washington DC

Born in 1972, Cyril Pedrosa was interested in comics and drawing from childhood.

new titles

Giving Life, Giving Death

Although women alone have the ability to bring children into the world, modern Western thought tends to discount this female prerogative. In "Giving Life, Giving Death", Lucien Scubla argues that structural anthropology sees women as objects of exchange that facilitate alliance-building rather than as vectors of continuity between generations.
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Equinoxes

Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one another's lives- all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer.
interview

An Interview with Ananda Devi by Her Translator Jeffrey Zuckerman

An interview between Ananda Devi, author of Eve Out of Her Ruins (Deep Vellum; Sept 13, 2016), and her translator, Jeffrey Zuckerman.
news

How "Night" was Published in America

French Books USA shares literary agent Georges Borchardt's story of getting Holocaust memoir "Night," originally "La Nuit," published in the U.S., as we remember author Elie Wiesel, who died this July 2nd.
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In Memoriam: Yves Bonnefoy

Yves Bonnefoy, the master of French poetry who was considered a leading contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away on July 1st in Paris, at the age of 93.
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In Memoriam: Maurice G. Dantec

Maurice G. Dantec, who passed away on June 25th at the age of 57, was a visionary of dystopic crime fiction, a former punk musician who imbued his narratives with the same anarchic spirit that he had displayed on the stage.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

The fight to save James Baldwin’s French home, “The hand of Montaigne” now online, Literary names move up in the Légion d’honneur, French comics at Comic Con's Eisner Awards, The Stranger graphic novel in HuffPost, Virginie Despentes’s Bye Bye Blondie rocks the U.S., Ben Jelloun book excerpt
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The Song of the Dead

Written in the aftermath of World War II in northern France, where Reverdy was a partisan in the Resistance movement, "The Song of the Dead" is a remarkable document of dissociation and shattering, refraining from documentary or narrative in favor of revealing troubled states of soul.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Passing of Yves Bonnefoy; Labrouste reading room to reopen; UNICEF Youth Literature Prize; Origins of the Proust questionnaire; Michel Houellebecq exhibit