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Silence and creaks. Solitude triptych (El silencio y los crujidos. Tríptico de la soledad)

FICTION | NOVELLAS After his successful Estrómboli, the collection of short stories that established Jon Bilbao as one of the today’s best Spanish storyteller, the author is back to tackle the short narrative genre in a new tour de force with characters on the edge facing themselves. A medieval hermit, misanthrope and fussy, decides to […]

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Quotations from Chairman Trump

POLITICS | HUMOR | NON-FICTION [Trump] probably would love this on his airplane with him; it’s like having the Gideon Bible aboard the plane. — Chris Matthews, HARDBALL HUGE! Timely new little red book from veteran CA journalist Carol Pogash is treasure chest of Donald Trump goodies. — Carla Marinucci, Politico It’s hard to know […]

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Black Market (Marché noir)

CRIME FICTION Resistance and small plates: brand new and never before seen from the queen of gastronomic mystery novels! Winter 1942. The Savoisy family can almost eat their fill thanks to the black market. This precarious equilibrium is upset the day Adrien becomes the object of despicable blackmail to stockpile all the goods keeping him […]

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Black Mass in Naples (KO, vol. 4) (Messe noire à Naples (KO, Tome 4))

CRIME | SUSPENSE | THRILLER Italy Our twins return for an immersion into the heart of the Italian mafia. A child sacrificed during a ritualized crime. A Camorra boss found dead in his bunker. A war of succession declared. In order to protect their client, Kali and Odys will defy the octopus at the foot of […]

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From Resistance to Macron, 1944-today, what happened to the French state? (L’Etat Détricoté. De la Résistance à la République en marche)

ESSAY | HISTORY | POLITICS Through what means did Emmanuel Macron and his movement, En marche, manage to rise to supreme power so quickly, praising a reduced, mobile and less interventionist “government of fight”? Danielle Tartakowsky and Michel Margairaz, both specialists of French contemporary political history, focus on the State and its power since the […]

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Intruders in politics: Women and minorities, domination and resistance (Des intrus en politique. Femmes et minorités : dominations et résistances)

ESSAY | POLITICS We must now pass from a quantitative parity to a qualitative one: to be as numerous no longer holds the same power. From this point forward, we must work on internal hierarchies within major and local political bodies, on the distribution and diversity among our delegations (important functions handed over to men, […]

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The Impossible Consent. Josephine Hugues’ Case (L’impossible consentement: L’Affaire Joséphine Hugues)

ESSAY | TRUE CRIME | HISTORY A real historical journey that allows one to understand how “producing” consent (or refusal) is not a free and isolated decision within one person, but a clustered result of power dynamics among many. 1865, South France, in Guiols, village in Var’s interior. Timothee Castellan is a young ex-worker in […]

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First They Erased Our Names. A Rohingya Speaks Up (D’abord ils ont effacé notre nom. Un Rohingya témoigne)

PERSONAL ACCOUNT “This is my chance to speak for my people, who continue to suffer, but who are voiceless.” — The Guardian The first time a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people Habiburahman was born and raised in a small village somewhere between Rakhine State and Chin State in western Burma. […]

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Never Alone. The bugs that build plants, creatures and civilizations (Jamais seul. Ces microbes qui construisent les plantes, les animaux et les civilisations

NATURE Of course not all the content in this book is easy, but all is enrapturing. Once we have accepted that the plants and animals are not autonomous entities, but beings in symbiosis with so many other tiny organisms, we see the world differently. Not in permanent competition but in close-knit association where mutual living […]

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The Autumnals (Gli autunnali)

A modern treatise of love and today obsessions, set in a beautiful Rome drenched in the colours and the smells of autumn. A man is strolling through the streets of Rome cooing with his lover. A very common scene, except for the fact that this man’s lover is just a “very respectfully” folded picture stowed in […]

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