France

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925-1930

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925-1930

Abbott, Berenice ; Kurtz, Ron

The photographs that launched Abbott's career: portraits of artists and writers in prewar Paris, from Jean Cocteau to James Joyce

This is one in a series of books to be...

October 31, 2014
Hardcover
Steidl
368 Pages
$70.00
Monsieur Proust

Monsieur Proust

Albaret, Céleste ; Aciman, And
Céleste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to In Search of Lost Time. She could imitate his voice to perfection, and...
October 31, 2003
Paperback
New York Review of Books
387 Pages
$22.95
Relax Baby Be Cool: The Artistry and Audacity of Serge Gainsbourg
"Relax Baby Be Cool is a trip into unraveling the mind and genius of one of the greatest artists of all time. Although Gainsbourg's music has been discovered by new generations, his life has...
February 16, 2021
Paperback
Jawbone Press
304 Pages
$22.95
Serge Gainsbourgs Histoire de Melody Nelson

Outside his native France, the view of Serge Gainsbourg was once of a one-hit wonder lothario. This has been slowly replaced by an awareness of how talented and innovative a songwriter he was....

October 24, 2013
Paperback
Bloomsbury Academic
136 Pages
$14.95
Confrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Confrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Badiou, Alain ; Finkielkraut,

Everything in their respective positions divides them: Alain Badiou is the thinker of a revitalized communism and Alain Finkielkraut the mournful observer of the loss of values. The two opponents...

September 9, 2014
Paperback
Polity Press
166 Pages
$19.95
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre
Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape...
August 8, 2017
Paperback
Other Press (NY)
464 Pages
$19.95
How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love--such...
September 20, 2011
Paperback
Other Press (NY)
399 Pages
$19.95
The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Barbery, Muriel ; Anderson, Al

The phenomenal New York Times bestseller that "explores the upstairs-downstairs goings-on of a posh Parisian apartment building" (Publishers Weekly).

In an elegant ...

September 1, 2008
Paperback
Europa Editions
336 Pages
$17.00
Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes
The bestselling author of Lunch in Paris takes us on another delicious journey, this time to the heart of Provence.

Ten years ago, New Yorker Elizabeth Bard followed a handsome Frenchman...

June 7, 2016
Paperback
Back Bay Books
$18.99
Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies. There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary...

March 12, 2013
Paperback
Hill & Wang
$17.00

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