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Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo

This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach.
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Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education in Africa

A nuanced analysis of a US-led initiative of uncommon ambition featuring seven foundations committed to strengthen capacity in higher education in Sub-Saharan African universities. Putting new philanthropic trends into historical perspective, the author examines the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the novel context in which philanthropy operates today.
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Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

The most acclaimed french literary prizes revealed their winners, Riad Sattouf continues to make a name for himself, Festival ‘Paris en Toutes Lettres’ is in full swing until November 21st, Startup Short Edition has nothing to envy to other publishing houses.
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Suite For Barbara Loden

“I believe there is a miracle in Wanda,” wrote Marguerite Duras of the only film American actress Barbara Loden ever wrote and directed. “Usually, there is a distance between representation and text, subject and action. Here that distance is completely eradicated.” It is perhaps this “miracle”—the seeming collapse of fiction and fact—that has made Wanda (1970) a cult classic, and a fascination of artists from Isabelle Huppert to Rachel Kushner to Kate Zambreno.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Tintin illustrator Hergé and Oscar Wilde celebrated at The Grand and Petit Palais, Ananda Devi featured in The Guardian and Lithub, The Passing of Illustrator and Scenarist Ted Benoit, List of nominees for the Grand Prix Goncourt & Grand Prix du Roman.
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Marion Bataille

January 23-February 11, 2017
US Tour

Born in 1963 in Paris, Marion Bataille is a fantastically imaginative designer and a pionneer in pop-up books.

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Adolfo Kaminsky A Forger's Life

"Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life" is the gripping true story of an erstwhile forger who worked for the French Resistance, the Algerian Independence Movement, and numerous clandestine organizations over the span of nearly thirty years. A bestseller in France, the book has now been translated into seven languages and offers a rare look into the personal sacrifices of an idealist, the effect of one man’s political commitments on his family, his ingenious methods for creating forgeries, and his unending hopes for peace and justice in an increasingly violent world.
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About Phoenix

How can the handsome, congenial Mr. Smith be the same man who terrorizes Phoenix and her sister? Should you get into the car of someone you barely know? Hard to resist when the driver is Jessup Smith, the best-looking teacher in school. That night, he drives sixteen-year-old Phoenix and her little sister Sasha—both brilliant misfits—home.
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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.
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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