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Foucault Against Himself

In his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction to himself, especially when his expansive ideas collided with the institutions in which he worked. In Francois Caillat's provocative collection of essays and interviews, leading contemporary critics and philosophers reframe Foucault's legacy in an effort to build new ways of thinking about his struggle against society's mechanisms of domination, demonstrating how conflict within the self lies at the heart of Foucault's life and work.
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Suite Française: Storm in June

This dramatic and stirring graphic novel, translated from the French and faithful to the spirit of Nemirovsky's story, focuses on Book 1, entitled "Storm in June", in which a disparate group of Paris citizens flees the city ahead of the advancing German troops. However, their orderly plans to escape are eclipsed by the chaos spreading across the country, and their sense of civility and well-being is replaced by a raw desire to survive.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Modiano and Nothomb reviews in Publishers Weekly; Makine subverts totalitarianism with love; Working around Amazon's bookshop stranglehold; Literary impacts of France's immigrant and minority communities
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The Owner's Manual to Terrible Parenting

The Owner's Manual is the perfect antidote to frustrating car rides filled with "Are we there yet?" and epic battles over homework. Delisle's effortless pacing and witty punch lines reign supreme here, making each vignette zip along to its conclusion.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Recently released and upcoming noir books, French philosophy picture books for children coming stateside; The troubles of translating American postmodern text; Europa Editions covers and social media marketing
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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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Rethinking the Littérature de Gare: Crime Fiction in France and the U.S.

Hitchcock defined suspense as “the state of waiting for something to happen.” When dealing with genre fiction, definitions come at a premium, and they are often replaced by a constantly evolving network of subgenres and special topics. We can, however, break down major categories and historical movements.
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Barthes Vision - by the Institut Français

This year, Roland Barthes would have turned 100. 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

New Proust biography; indie publisher promises to burn their own books; Shakespeare in France; how The Second Sex changed the world; 21 Cardinals reviewed
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Les rendez-vous d'Albertine: September 2015

September 10 - 23, 2015
Albertine Books
Albertine is back for a whole new season of colorful events! With its talks by and about prestigious figures of the French cultural landscape, the bookstore truly offers an outstanding selection of remarkable lectures and enriching discoveries.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Badiou's Republic at the Festival d'Avignon; Thomas Piketty re-release: genuine interest or capitalizing on his popularity?; Finding women writers in translation; The Owner's Manual to Terrible Parenting released this month; French comics in English
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The Bureau of Misplaced Dads

This funny and heartwarming picture book covers a subject every child can relate to — the fear of getting separated from a parent. However, in Éric Veillé's original story, the roles are reversed and the child is the one searching, while the dads are all “lost” and waiting to be picked up. The illustrations by Pauline Martin highlight quirky details of the fathers, bringing a light touch to the subject.