The Soul-Drinker and Other Decadent Fantasies

Written by Jean Lorrain | Translated by Brian Stableford | Snuggly Books | July 18, 2016
In this, the second collection of short stories by Jean Lorrain to be made available in English, exquisitely translated by Brian Stableford, psychological studies of amorous perversity are presented together with mock-folktales, giving further evidence of the amazing inventiveness and imagination of one of the key figures of the Decadent Movement. READ MORE

The Heart of the Leopard Children

Written by Wilfried N'Sondé | Translated by Karen Lindo | Indiana University Press | July 5, 2016
In The Heart of the Leopard Children, N’Sondé explores the themes of love and pain, belonging and uprooting, desire and fear—all with an implacable and irresistible accuracy. Wilfried N’Sondé’s first novel awakens the reader with an urban symphony of desire and lost love, attuned to the violence that accompanies the struggle for social ascension and a sense of belonging, and the paralyzing sentiment of betrayal that inhabits a young man caught between traditions and cultures. READ MORE

A Meal in Winter: A Novel of World War II

Written by Hubert Mingarelli | Translated by Sam Taylor | New Press | July 5, 2016
Shortlisted for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and called a “best winter read” by The Independent, a haunting, suspenseful, and “impossible to put down” (Libération) novel about three German soldiers in World War II. READ MORE

Journey to the Sun

Written by Pierre Boitard | Translated by Brian Stableford | Black Coat Press | July 1, 2016

In 1839, 25 years before Jules Verne, French botanist and geologist Pierre Boitard (1789-1859) published Journey to the Sun, the first story of adventure and scientific popularization for young people, depicting a voyage through the solar system, with the beings of each of the planets representing a different stage of Man's evolution.

Two years earlier, Boitard had published Paris Before Humankind, well before the emergence of palaeontology; it was the first Darwinian narrative, including pre-historical ape-men.

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Life in the Court of Matane

Written by Eric Dupont | Translated by Peter McCambridge | Baraka Books/QC Fiction | July 1, 2016
Now available for the first time in English translation as Life in the Court of Matane, Bestiaire was one of the three finalists for the 2009 Prix Littéraire France-Québec, a literary prize awarded to French readers’ favourite Quebec novels, and was one of La Presse’s top five Quebec novels of 2008. READ MORE

State and Politics: Deleuze and Guattari on Marx

Written by Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc | Translated by Ames Hodges | Semiotext(e) | July 1, 2016

Often approached through their “micropolitics of desire,” the joint works of Deleuze and Guattari are rarely part of the discussion when classical and contemporary problems of political thought come under scrutiny.

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French Love Poems

Written by Various | Edited by Tynan Kogane | New Directions | June 28, 2016

Filled with devotion and lust, sensuality and eroticism, fever and overture, these poems showcase some of the most passionate verses in the French language. From the classic sixteenth-century love sonnets of Louise Labé, to the piercing lyricism of the Romantics, to the dreamlike compositions of the love-drunk Surrealists, French Love Poems is the perfect, seductive gift for the one who makes your heart flutter.

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Einstein

Written by Corinne Maier | Illustrated by Anne Simon | Translated by Etienne Gilfillan and Arran Brown | Nobrow Press | June 14, 2016
The third in Corinne Maier and Anne Simon's collection of graphic novels exploring the lives of some of the most influential figures in modern history lands its spotlight upon Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He is considered the most influential physicist of the twentieth century. You've probably heard of him, but you've never seen him like this! READ MORE

Anna and Froga: Out and About

Written by Anouk Ricard | Translated by Helge Dascher | Drawn & Quarterly | June 21, 2016
In the fifth volume of Anouk Ricard's hilarious modern kids’ classic, Anna, Froga, Ron, Christopher, and Bubu continue their non-adventures with bickering, needling, cajoling, and honest friendship. No white lie goes unexposed, no small embarrassment goes unrevealed, no secret is kept. READ MORE

The Stranger

Written by Albert Camus | Illustrated by Jacques Ferrandez | Pegasus Books | June 6, 2016

A visually stunning adaptation of Albert Camus’ masterpiece that offers an exciting new graphic interpretation while retaining the book’s unique atmosphere.

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By Fire

Written by Tahar Ben Jelloun | Translated by Rita S. Nezami | Northwestern University Press | June 15, 2016
Tahar Ben Jelloun’s By Fire, the first fictional account published on the Arab Spring, reimagines the true-life self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, an event that has been credited with setting off the Tunisian revolt. READ MORE

Éric Rohmer: A Biography

Written by Antoine de Baecque and Noël Herpe | Translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal | Columbia University Press | June 14, 2016
This exhaustive biography uses personal archives and interviews to enrich our knowledge of Rohmer's public achievements and lesser known interests and relations. READ MORE

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