Jean Giono: Melville: A Novel

In the late 1930s, Jean Giono worked to translated Herman Melville's Moby-Dick into French for the first time. To accompany the new edition, Giono provided a strange, fictional introduction to Melville the man, instead giving us a lovely look at Melville our imagined author.

By |2017-10-06T17:21:07-04:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Jean Giono|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Hubert Mingarelli: A Meal in Winter

Trevor reviews Hubert Mingarelli's A Meal in Winter, translated from the French by Sam Taylor. A Meal in Winter was a finalist for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Award and just out in the U.S. from The New Press. Read the full post.

By |2016-07-14T16:57:07-04:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, Hubert Mingarelli|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Patrick Modiano: In the Café of Lost Youth

Trevor reviews Patrick Modiano's 2007 novel, In the Café of Lost Youth, translated from the French by Chris Clarke and published this week in a new edition by NYRB Classics.

By |2017-08-28T13:20:11-04:00March 10th, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, Patrick Modiano|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Alain Resnais: Je t’aime, je t’aime

In 1968, Alain Resnais released his fifth feature, which, like his masterpieces Hiroshima mon amour and Last Year at Marienbad, dealt with the past's effects on the present. Today, Kino Lorber is releasing the film on Blu-ray.

By |2018-05-13T19:44:07-04:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Alain Resnais, Film Reviews|Tags: |2 Comments