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French Books in the US - the 2015 edition

Once again, 2015 is filled with a multitude of French translated books, for all tastes and ages, to escape or educate, to discover and learn. We hope you will get to meet your match by browsing those inventories we prepared for you, whether you are looking for a beach-book or something to read later on, by the fireplace!
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30 Best French Books in Translation for the Summer

30 books, one every other day for the months of July and August: that seems like a reasonable goal for a bookworm's happy vacation, doesn’t it?
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Barthes Vision - by the Institut Français

This year, Roland Barthes would have turned 100 years old. In order to celebrate, the Institut Français has imagined an original and creative way to gather Internet users around Barthes and see the world through his words.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

The original manuscript of Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal containing edits by the poet is published in France; the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair will welcome France as its guest of honor; second book of the graphic memoir series by Riad Sattouf makes it on French bestseller list; remembering author Jean Vautrin; and a biography of illustrator Tomi Ungerer is in the works.
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Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York

A French dog recounts his trip to New York City to his pals back home.
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Mad Like Artaud

Exploring madness, in and around the work of Antonin Artaud.
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The Exchange of Princesses

Set in the French and Spanish courts of the eighteenth century, this novel is based on a true story about the fate of two young princesses caught in the intrigues and secrets of the moment.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

A cartoonist's graphic memoir examines grief and trauma; European Commission opens antitrust investigation on Amazon e-book pricing contracts; over 700 librarians gather in Strasbourg for an annual conference; the French-American Foundation announces winners of it Translation Prize; and a recap of recent French literary prizes.
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Cruel Tales from the 13th Floor

In sixteen ferocious short stories, French author Luc Lang encapsulates the brutality of everyday life. Each tale is an admixture of tragedy, comedy, ridicule, and pain. Compassion lurks somewhere, perhaps, but pity is conspicuous by its absence.
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The Festival of Insignificance

From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel—the culmination of his life's work.
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The Meursault Investigation

He was the brother of “the Arab” killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling’s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa’s casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.