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The Lady in White

Christian Bobin's book gives a poetic imagined account of Emily Dickinson's life and the work that the beloved and enigmatic poet gave the world. A lyrical rendering of the white recluse.
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Night and Fog - A Film in History

An engrossing account of Alain Resnais’s incomparable film, this book documents how a film that began as a cinematic spin-off of an educational exhibition became a significant step in the building of a collective consciousness of the tragedy of World War II. A unique interpretation of the interworking of biography, history, politics, and film in one cultural moment.

French Books USA: Week In Review

Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news

Julia Deck in conversation with Linda Coverdale

12/05/2014 | 6pm
Albertine Books in French & English
Meet Julia Deck, the acclaimed author of Viviane in conversation with her translator Linda Coverdale. How does one go about writing a first novel? How does one find a publisher? And then, how does the author work with the translator? will be some of the topics broached during this conversation.

New Literature from Europe Festival 2014

Dec 5 - 6, 2014
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Come on a European journey through the lens of time with the most exciting voices in European Literature today, guided by some of America’s top writers and critics, where France will be represented by Julia Deck, the author of the praised murder mystery "Viviane".

Obituary: Abdelwahab Meddeb

Internationally renowned writer and scholar of Islamic studies Abdelwahab Meddeb died in Paris on November 6 after a months-long battle with cancer.

Translation Recommendations from French and American Journals: A Literary Salon

Earlier this month at French and American Journals : A Literary Salon, the writers and editors of dozens of French and American literary magazines had the opportunity to share texts they would like to see translated from French to English, and from English to French. The texts are listed below, along with a couple of sentences by recommenders explaining the merits of each piece.

French Philosopher Alain Badiou in NYC

December 13-17, 2014
New York City
French Philosopher Alain Badiou will be coming to New York for a couple of days in December. Besides presenting the English translation of his newly released book, "The Age of the Poets: And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose", he will also lead several discussions in art galleries and universities.

Revisiting the First World War

How can we address World War I a century later? As the centennial of la Grande Guerre approaches, French publishers are releasing a wide range of titles in all genres dealing with diverse aspects of the war.
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The Author's Hand and the Printer's Mind: Transformations of the Written Word in Early Modern Europe

This book is devoted to the process of publication of the works that framed their readers’ representations of the past or of the world. Linking cultural history, textual criticism and bibliographical studies, dealing with canonical works as well as lesser known texts, Roger Chartier identifies the fundamental discontinuities that transformed the circulation of the written word between the invention of printing and the definition, three centuries later, of what we call 'literature'.
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Ballad is a story, and like all great stories it deepens with each retelling. The story builds over seven sequences. It is a story is as old as the world. It happens every day.
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In his signature style Blexbolex meditates on mothers and fathers, dancers and warriors, gardeners and farmers, hypnotists and genies...