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Alexandre Grothendieck: In the Footsteps of the Last Mathematical Genius (Alexandre Grothendieck: Sur les traces du dernier génie des mathématiques)

ESSAY | BIOGRAPHY Between biography and investigation, Philippe Douroux’s essay is marked by fascination towards a discipline and a genius. — Livres Hebdo Philippe Douroux devotes a passionate biography for this individual both monstrous and so human. — L’Express Philippe Douroux narrates brilliantly a broken trajectory. — Le Canard Enchaîné It’s not necessary to be a graduate […]

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How to Bore People with Your Travel Stories (De l’art d’ennuyer en racontant ses voyages)

ESSAY | HUMOR “You could die laughing. I read it in one fell swoop in Belgium, where I was giving 80 conferences about my travels.” — Sylvain Tesson “All the common places of travel literature are parodied with a very good humor.” – La Librairie du Voyage “A funny book that makes you want to […]

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The Man Who Brought the General Down (Le tombeur du général)

LITERARY FICTION The writer Julien Green said “life is a novel that needs to be re-written” and Christine Clerc seems to be an expert in doing just that – Daniel Cohn-Bendit on “Social Club” presented by Frédéric Taddeï for Europe 1  In the footsteps of Brisville’s “Souper”, the two characters size each other up, fight and […]

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The World According to Sisco (L’état du monde selon Sisco)

LITERARY FICTION A rainy novel on the decline of creation. – Astrid Manfredi Pascal Louvrier uses a fine writing of emotions and sensibility to trace the fleeting shadow of a character in search of the missing piece of the moon. – Les plaisirs de marc page A rare, sensitive and nervous, very rhythmic, lively, and […]

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What Binds Us (Ce qui nous relie)

ESSAY “Disturbing but fascinating… Alexandre Lacroix is confronted with ambitious topics: the radical transformation of the world through the internet, transhumanism, conspiracy theories … and manages to make them accessible with prosaicness and humor, making his narration very lively.” – Les Inrockuptibles An exciting investigation into the digital revolution and the prospects for the modern Web. […]

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Brussels (Brussel)

LITERARY FICTION | NOVEL Basje disposes of sharp observational skills and formulates what she sees in a dry-comical way. – Noordhollands Dagblad Very fascinating and funny as well. – Sofie van den Enk in ‘Opium’ A debut novel that manages to intrigue. – Nbd Biblion Elvie is twenty-seven and works in Brussels, where the apéros […]

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With God En Route (Avec Dieu chemin faisant)

RELIGION | SPIRITUALITY At 93, the Basque cardinal shares his personal experience of faith, and how “hard it can be to believe” at times. An affecting tale told at the twilight of an earnest man’s life.“My faith as a cardinal is as fragile and precarious as any Christian’s.” Cardinal or not, no one who lives […]

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The Predators’ Ball (Le Festin des Fauves)

THRILLER | FICTION “A colorful cast of characters (…) a tasty cocktail of action scenes, heartfelt dialogues (…) fast paced novel, exalting, written in a well-felt and jubilant way (…) a brilliant opening scene and final chapters equally amazing (…) exceptional characters.” – Zone Livre “A well written, well constructed novel, palpitant from the beginning […]

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Martine Is on Gleeden® (Martine est sur Gleeden®)

FICTION | NOVEL The Apple of Discord Last night, Martine dreamt she was a lamb chop in an airtight package from the supermarket. Because Pierre, her husband of 20 years, is cheating on her. And not with just one woman, but with a whole catalogue of them. It’s like Sears-Roebuck’s, but instead of overalls, it’s […]

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Extra (Figurante)

FICTION “A book of subtle simplicity, a novel about the wisdom of accepting the modesty of your own desires, and finding the way to achieve them.”– Le Monde A first novel that evokes the beauty of simple things and ordinary people. Reminiscent of Annie Ernaux’s novels, the sheer silhouettes in Patrick Modiano’s work, and the […]

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