Books set in France (21)


1.

Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Against Nature is Huysmans's great fin-de-siècle novel anticipating many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarmé and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by a critically up-to-date introduction and indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

2.

And the Mountains Echoed : A Novel by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those clo... continue

3.

Anomalie by Hervé Le Tellier NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Als een verloren gewaand vliegtuig na maanden alsnog in New York arriveert, zijn alle passagiers en bemanningsleden verdubbeld.

4.

Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Description:
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2018. A manic, bruising stream of conscious portrayal of a mother and wife struggling to maintain both a normal life and her sanity.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

5.

Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre FR

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
This book presents a new English translation of two seminal works by Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominant European intellectual of the post-World War II decades. The volume includes Sartre's 1945 lecture “Existentialism Is a Humanism” and his analysis of Camus's The Stranger, along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Anni... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

6.

Germinal by Emile Zola EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The thirteenth novel in Émile Zola’s great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity’s capacity for compassion and hope. Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a s... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

7.

Happening by Annie Ernaux EN

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The author recalls her traumatic experience with abortion as a young literature student in the early 1960s--an event that left her hemorrhaging in a Paris dormitory.
Recommended: 08 Oct 2022

8.

Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar EN

Rating: 3.5     11 Votes
Description:
Julio Cortazar's crazed masterpiece, the forbearer of the Latin Boom in the 1960s - published in Vintage Classics for the first time 'Cortazar's masterpiece. This is the first great novel of Spanish America... A powerful anti-novel but, like deeply understood moments in life itself, rich with many kinds of potential meanings and intimations' Times Literary Supplement Dazed by the disappearance of his muse, Argentinian writer Horatio Oliveira wanders the bridges of Paris, the sounds of jazz and the talk of literature, life and art echoing around him. But a chance encounter with a literary idol ... continue
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

9.

In Concrete by Anne Garréta EN

Rating: 3.6     7 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The newest novel by Prix Medicis-winner Anne Garréta, In/concrete is a feminist inversion of a domestic drama crossed with Oulipian nursery rhyme.
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Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

10.

La petite bijou by Patrick Modiano FR

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Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
" " Quand j'avais sept ans, on m'appelait la Petite Bijou. " Il a souri. Il trouvait certainement cela charmant et tendre pour une petite fille. Lui aussi, j'en étais sûre, sa maman lui avait donné un surnom qu'elle lui murmurait à l'oreille, le soir, avant de l'embrasser. Patoche. Pinky. Poulou. " Ce n'est pas ce que vous croyez, lui ai-je dit. Moi, c'était mon nom d'artiste. " "
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Recommended: 04 Sep 2022


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