Paul reviews Annie Ernaux's The Years, translated from the French by Alison L. Strayer. This was recently placed on the Man Booker International Prize longlist.
This week's New Yorker fiction is Leïla Slimani's "The Confession," translated from the French by Sam Taylor.
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.
Trevor looks at Marie NDiaye's My Heart Hemmed In, translated from the French by Jordan Stump.
Trevor reviews Marie NDiaye's latest novel, Ladivine, translated from the French by Jordan Stump.
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.
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.