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  • A Sentimental Novel
    A Sentimental Novel (English, Paperback) Alain Robbe-Grillet

    In France, Alain Robbe-Grillet's final novel was sold in shrink-wrap, labeled with a sticker warning readers that this perverse fairy tale might offend certain sensibilities. It tells the story of Gigi, also known as Djinn, who is being schooled by her father to be a perfect slave and mistress. Running the gamut of unacceptable subject matter from incest to torture, this book abounds with...

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  • Suicide
    Suicide (English, Paperback) Edouard Leve

    Edouard Levé delivered the manuscript for his final book, Suicide, just a few days before he took his own life.

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  • Newspaper
    Newspaper (English, Paperback) Edouard Leve

    In his second "novel," Newspaper, the acclaimed writer, photographer, and artist Edouard Levé made perhaps his most radical attempt to remove himself from his own work. Made up of fictionalized newspaper articles, arranged according to broad sections -- some familiar, some not -- Newspaper gives us a tour of the modern world as reported by its supposedly impartial chroniclers. Much of...

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  • Fragments of Lichtenberg
    Fragments of Lichtenberg (English, Paperback) Pierre Senges

    In just over half a century, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799) had the time to be all of the following: a hunchback; a mathematician; an electrical theorist; a skirt-chaser; an asthmatic; a hypochondriac; and the author of 8,000 aphorisms. Certain scholars claim, however, that these writings are really the scattered pieces of a Great Novel, and this brilliant and polymorphous fiction by...

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  • Impressions of Africa
    Impressions of Africa (English, Paperback) Raymond Roussel

    The long-awaited new translation of the most dazzling and unclassifiable work of fiction in any language.

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  • Alix's Journal
    Alix's Journal (English, Paperback) Alix Roubaud, Jan Steyn

    Moving, fragile, and intimate, Alix's Journal is a unique testament to a great artist, lost before her time.

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  • Writers
    Writers (English, Paperback) Antoine Volodine

    Here we have the anatomy of the contemporary writer, as imagined by the pseudonymous, "post-exotic" Antoine Volodine. His writers aren't the familiar, bitter, alcoholic kind, however; nor are they great, romantic, tortured geniuses; and least of all are they media darlings and socialites. No, in Volodine's universe, the writer is pitted in a pathetic struggle against silence and sickness--that is,...

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  • The Truth About Marie
    The Truth About Marie (English, Paperback) Jean Toussaint, Matthew B. Smith

    Moving through a variety of locales and adventures, The Truth about Marie revisits the unnamed narrator of Toussaint’s acclaimed Running Away, reporting on his now disintegrated relationship with the titular Marie—the story switching deftly between first- and third-person as the narrator continues to drift through life, and Marie does her best to get on with hers. Like all of Toussaint’s...

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  • Normance
    Normance (English, Paperback) Louis-Ferdinand Celine

    "Céline's mastery in creating one of the truly cathartic experiences of contemporary literature is indisputable."?Saturday Review

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  • Odysseys / Odyssees
    Odysseys / Odyssees (Multiple languages, Hardback) Jeanne M. Garane

    A critical examination of French-language travel narratives.

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  • Sisters
    Sisters (English, Paperback) Brigette Lozerec'h, Betsy Wing

    Mathilde Lewly—a female painter at the dawn of the twentieth century—has achieved notoriety among the Parisian avant-garde. But when her perfect life is threatened by the shadow of her little sister, Eugénie, what follows is a fierce rivalry, an emotional tug-of-war, played out against the bohemian riot of the last century’s wildest years.

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  • My Beautiful Bus
    My Beautiful Bus (English, Paperback) Jacques Jouet, Eric Lamb

    Poetic, comic, obsessed with minutiae, My Beautiful Bus is a welcome dose of serious frivolity at the expense of the contemporary novel. Based on an actual bus trip across France taken by Oulipo-member Jacques Jouet, this fictional reconstruction focuses not so much on the scenery as on the possibilities offered an author by the eponymous vehicle and its occupants.

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  • The Environment in French and Francophone Literature and Film
    The Environment in French and Francophone Literature and Film (Multiple languages, Paperback) Jeff Persels

    Volume 39 of FLS French Literature Series features ten articles on the topic of the environment in French and Francophone Literature and Film. Contributors engage with the work of such authors, filmakers and cartoonists as Michel Serres, Luc Ferry, Patrice Nganang, Marie Darrieussecq, Yann-Arthus Bertrand and Plantu, and such topics as human zoos, eco-colonialism, queer theory, and the environmental catastrophes of WWI and, globally, of human civilization as recorded in the recent eco-documentary,HOME. Wide-ranging, provocative and topical these articles both broaden and deepen the efficacy of ecocriticism as a tool for enriching our understanding of the field beyond the English and American ?nature writing? at the theory's core.

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  • Demolishing Nisard
    Demolishing Nisard (English, Paperback) Eric Chevillard

    New work from the acclaimed author of The Crab Nebula and Palafox.

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  • The Sextine Chapel
    The Sextine Chapel (English, Paperback) Herve Le Tellier, Ian Monk

    An interconnected series of playful stories on the expected and unexpected pleasures of sexual intimacy.

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  • Wert and the Life Without End
    Wert and the Life Without End (English, Paperback) Claude Ollier

    New work from one of the original leading figures of the Nouveau Roman.

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  • Making a Novel
    Making a Novel (English, Paperback) Gerard Gavarry, Jane Kuntz

    A literary exploration into the serendipitous convergences underpinning the writing of a novel (here, Ge´rard Gavarry’s masterful Hoppla! 1 2 3), this rare and revealing glimpse into the creative process pulls back the curtain on the composition of a playful and self-conscious work of fiction.

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  • Upstaged
    Upstaged (English, Paperback) Jacques Jouet, Leland De La Durantaye

    A stranger takes over a role in a play, leaving the rest of the cast to ponder his motives.

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  • The Loop
    The Loop (English, Hardback) Jacques Roubaud, Jeff Fort

    Kalniete's book is a moving and eloquent testimony to her family and to the Latvian nation--to their shared fate during more than fifty years of occupation. It is an indictment of the inhuman repression of both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Above all, it is the story of human survival, and it has become the most-translated Latvian book in recent history.

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