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Savage Seasons

Kettly Mars’s "Savage Seasons" describes a pivotal and painful period in Haitian history by weaving together two stories: the personal story of Nirvah and her family and the universal story of Duvalier’s dictatorial regime and its abuses.
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Livestream Events at Albertine Books June 2015

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
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A Professional Meeting of Comic Books Publishers

May 26, 2015 | 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
This Tuesday, the BIEF and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will host a whole day of meetings around the theme of comic books. French and American comic books publishers will discuss subjects such as the reception of French comics on the American market or the question of digital publishing in the comics industry.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

French best-seller to be adapted for film by "Persepolis" author Marjane Satrapi, acclaimed French graphic memoir series "Arab of the Future" to be published in the US, and the works of Jean Echenoz.
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French Story Hour with Pénélope Bagieu

May 30, 2015 | 11 am
Albertine Books
A morning of reading and drawing with illustrator Pénélope Bagieu, who will tell the story of Edmond: la fête sous la lune.
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Les rendez-vous d'Albertine: May 2014

May 2-30, 2015
Albertine Books
Check-out Albertine's numerous and exciting weekly events!
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Kris Di Giacomo about her new book "Enormous Smallness"

May 23-31, 2015
Greenlight Bookstore
Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo will be having several events in celebration of her most recent childern's book written with Matthew Burgess, "Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings".
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Artists pay hommage to La Hune, the famous Parisian bookstore closing next month; new plans proposed to meet France's request for lower tax rate on e-books, 33 Days by Léon Werth is published in English for first time with introduction by his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Stéphane Mallarmé's translation and Edouard Manet's illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven; and BTBA shortlist announcements.
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The Arachnean and Other Texts

What is a space perceived outside of language? What is the form of a movement without perspective or goal? How do we engage with a world that is not our own, a world turned upside down yet truly common, where acting cohabitates with our actions and the unknown with our forms of knowledge?
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Kamel Daoud receives the Goncourt First Novel Prize; Charlie Hebdo editors receive standing ovation at PEN gala; BnF opens an exhibition on the writings of Roland Barthes; and remembering editor Claude Durand.
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A Night of Philosophy Recap

On Friday, April 24th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Ukrainian Institute welcomed over 5000 guests, from 7pm to 7am, for A Night of Philosophy. We were thrilled to see such incredible enthusiasm amongst our guests and participants, as over sixty philosophers and artists fueled the 12-hour event with fascinating discussions and performances.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Arguments emerge in support of Freedom of Speech award recognizing Charlie Hebdo; French Voices winner to be pitched for film adaptation in Cannes; largest publisher of foreign literature in the US; international picture books celebrated in NYC; and an interview with a French philosopher on his guide to happiness.