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Translated in: Hindi

Translated by: Madhuri Tiwari

Publisher/Rights Holder: Full Circle

Date of Publication: August 2016

Série mes premiers contes / Series Meri Pehali Kahaniyan

Author: Lucie Brunellière - Pascal Vilcollet - Ursula Bucher - Hervé Le Goff - Elen Lescoat - Rosalinde Bonnet

Snow White - Lucie Brunellière: Nanhe-Munho ke sath Baal Kathaon ka anand baantne ke liye bahut madhurta se chitraankit Snow White ki kahani

The Three Little Pigs - Pascal Vilcollet: Nanhe-Munho ke sath Baal Kathaon ka anand baantne ke liye bahut madhurta se chitrankit Teen nanhe Suaron ki kahani

Juton wali Billi - Ursula Bucher: Nanhe-Munho ke sath Baal Kathaon ka anand baantne ke liye bahut madhurta se chitrankit Jutadhari Billi ki kahani

Tom Thumb - Hervé Le Goff: Nanhe-Munho ke sath Baal Kathaon ka anand baantne ke liye bahut madhurta se chitrankit Tom Thumb ki kahani

Goldilocks or Teen Bhalu - Elen Lescoat: Yeh Goldilocks or Teen Bhaluon ki kahani hai, Bachpan me suni hui Pariyon ki kahaniyon ko sundar chitron sahit chote – chote baccho ke sath baata gaya hai

Nanhi Red Riding Hood - Rosalinde Bonnet: Nanhe-Munho ke sath Baal Kathaon ka anand baantne ke liye bahut madhurta se chitrankit Nanhi Red Riding Hood ki kahani

Translated in: English

Translated by: Renuka George

Publisher/Rights Holder: Full Circle

Date of Publication: August 2016

Série mes premiers contes / Series my first stories

Author: Lucie Brunellière - Pascal Vilcollet - Ursula Bucher - Hervé Le Goff - Elen Lescoat - Rosalinde Bonnet

A series of children's book published by Tota Books in August 2016, an Imprint of FULL CIRCLE PUBLISHING.

1. Snow White by Lucie Brunellière: This is the story of Snow White, lovingly illustrated to share the pleasure of our childhood fairy tales with little ones.

2. The Three Little Pigs by Pascal Vilcollet: This is the story of the Three Little Pigs, lovingly illustrated to share the pleasure of our childhood fairy tales with little ones.

3. Puss in Boots by Ursula Bucher: This is the story of Puss in Boots, loving illustrated to share pleasure of our childhood fairy tales with little ones.

4. Tom Thumb by Hervé Le Goff: This is the story of Tom Thumb, lovingly illustrated to share the pleasure of our childhood tales with little ones.

5. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Elen Lescoat: This is the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, lovingly illustrated to share the pleasure of our childhood fairy tales with little ones.

6. Little Red Riding Hood by Rosalinde Bonnet: This is the story of little Riding Hood, lovingly illustrated to share the pleasure of our childhood fairy tales with little ones.

Translated in: Malayalam

Translated by: M.K. Gouri

Publisher/Rights Holder: D C Books

Date of Publication: July 2016

Men's Fate / La condition Humaine

Author: Andre Malraux

Man's Fate (French: La condition humaine, "The Human Condition"), is a 1933 novel written by André Malraux. It was translated into English twice, both translations appearing in 1934, one by Haakon Chevalier under the title Man's Fate, published by Harrison Smith & Robert Haas in New York and republished by Random House as part of their Modern Library from 1936 on, and the other by Alastair MacDonald under the title Storm in Shanghai, published by Methuen in London and republished, still by Methuen, in 1948 as Man's Estate, to become a Penguin pocket in 1961. Currently the Chevalier translation is the only one still in regular print. The novel is about the failed communist insurrection in Shanghai in 1927, and the existential quandaries facing a diverse group of people associated with the revolution. Along with Les Conquérants (1928 – "The Conquerors") and La Voie Royale (1930 – "The Royal Way"), it forms a trilogy on revolution in Asia.

In 1958 Hannah Arendt published The Human Condition, one of her central theoretical works, whose English name is identical to the French title of Malraux's book; to avoid confusion, Arendt’s book was translated in French first as Condition de l’homme moderne (The Condition of the Modern Man), then as L'Humaine condition.

Translated in: Malayalam

Translated by: Parameswaran

Publisher/Rights Holder: Green books

Date of Publication: July 2016

Kaboolie Narayana pakshikal / Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

Author: Yasmina Khadra

Since the ascendancy of the Taliban the lives of Mosheen and his beautiful wife, Zunaira, have been gradually destroyed. Mosheen's dream of becoming a diplomat has been shattered and Zunaira can no longer even appear on the streets of Kabul unveiled. Atiq is a jailer who guards those who have been condemned to death; the darkness of prison and the wretchedness of his job have seeped into his soul. Atiq's wife, Musarrat, is suffering from an illness no doctor can cure. Yet, the lives of these four people are about to become inexplicably intertwined, through death and imprisonment to passion and extraordinary self-sacrifice.

Les Hirondelles de Kaboul is an astounding and elegiac novel of four people struggling to hold on to their humanity in a place where pleasure is a deadly sin and death has become routine.

Translated in: English

Translated by: Teresa Lavender Fagan

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2016

L'Illusion délirante d'être aimé / A Cage in Search of a Bird

Author: Florence Noiville

Laura Wilmote is a television journalist living in Paris. Her life couldn’t be better—a stimulating job, a loving boyfriend, interesting friends—until her phone rings in the middle of one night. It is C., an old school friend whom Laura recently helped find a job at the same television station: “My phone rang. I knew right away it was you.”

Thus begins the story of C.’s unrelenting, obsessive, incurable love/hatred of Laura. She is convinced that Laura shares her love, but cannot—or will not—admit it. C. begins to dress as Laura, to make her friends and family her own, and even succeeds in working alongside Laura on the unique program that is Laura’s signature achievement. The obsession escalates, yet is artfully hidden. It is Laura who is perceived as the aggressor at work, Laura who appears unwell, Laura who is losing it. Even Laura’s adoring boyfriend begins to question her. Laura seeks the counsel of a psychiatrist who diagnoses C. with De Clérambault syndrome—she is convinced that Laura is in love with her. And worse, the syndrome can only end in one of two ways: the death of the patient, or that of the object of the obsession.

A Cage in Search of a Bird is the gripping story of two women caught in the vise of a terrible delusion. Florence Noiville brilliantly narrates this story of obsession and one woman’s attempts to escape the irrational love of another—an inescapable, never-ending love, a love that can only end badly.

Translated in: English

Translated by: Chris Turner

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2016

Suspended Passion / La Passion suspendue

Author: Marguerite Duras

A controversial figure of the postwar French literary and cultural scene, Marguerite Duras has exerted a powerful hold on readers around the world. This volume of interviews—hailed on its French publication as Duras’s “secret confession”—offers readers a rich vein of new insight into her work, opinions, life, and relationships.

The interviews that make up the book were conducted in 1987, when Italian journalist Leopoldina Pallotta della Torre met the seventy-three-year-old Duras at her Paris flat and convinced her to sit for a series of conversations. The resulting book was published in Italian in 1989, but it somehow failed to attract a French publisher, and it was quickly forgotten. Nearly a quarter of a century later, however, the book was rediscovered and translated into French, and, it has now become a sensation. In its revealing pages, Duras speaks with extraordinary freedom about her life as a writer, her relationship to cinema, her friendship with Mitterand , her love of Chekhov and football, and, perhaps most significantly, her childhood in pre-war Vietnam, the experiences that propelled her most famous novel, The Lover.

A true literary event, finally available in English, The Suspended Passion is a remarkable document of an extraordinary literary life.

Translated in: English

Translated by: Chris Turner

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2016

Œuvres complètes - vol 4 / Signs and Images

Author: Roland Barthes

Last season, Seagull Books published the first three volumes in a new series collecting essays and interviews by the late French thinker Roland Barthes. This season they’ll bring the five-volume set to completion with the publication of “Masculine, Feminine, Neuter” and Signs and Images.

Signs and Images gathers pieces related to Barthes’ central concerns: semiotics, visual culture, art, cinema, and photography. It is a rare compilation of his articles on film criticism and reviews on art exhibitions. The volume features essays on Marthe Arnould, Lucien Clergue, Daniel Boudinet, Richard Avedon, Bernard Faucon, and many more.

Taken together, the five volumes in this series are a gift to Barthes’ many fans, helping to round out our understanding of this restless, protean thinker and his legacy.

Translated in: English

Translated by: Asha Narang Spaak

Publisher/Rights Holder: Social Science Press

Date of Publication: 2016

Gandhi: Anti-Biography of a Great Soul / Gandhi, l'anti-biographie d'une grande âme

Author: Michaël de Saint-Chéron

This books is not just another biography of Gandhi. It is valuable because it offers us a French view – and Jewish too perhaps- of a man and times so familiar to us and yet which acquires another culture.

There are eloquent accounts in this book of philosophers like Ramakrishna and Vivekananda who influence Gandhi’s thought and life. Rather than political events, Michaël de Saint-Chéron holds up the force and courage of a man who became a prophet in a blood-thirsty century.

Interestingly, the author points out that it is only India and the Middle East which has given the world the two mother religions of Hinduism and Judaism. Neither China nor Europe, two major cultures, have produced a world religion. The book is further enriched by a discussion on Hindu mysticism and the concept of ‘love’ in Judaism.

The author also looks at how Gandhi has played a major role on shaping French intellectuals such as Andre Malraux. At the end however, a central dilemma, and a painful one of the work, concerns Gandhi’s silence on the Holocaust.

This book will be of interest to scholars working on Gandhian studies, Indian philosophy and Judaism, and to reader of politics, ethics and history.

Translated in: Malayalam

Translated by: Prabha R. Chatterji

Publisher/Rights Holder: Green books

Date of Publication: May 2016

Charithrathil illathavar / Dora Bruder

Author: Patrick Modiano

Translated in: English

Translated by: Robyn Marsack

Publisher/Rights Holder: Yoda Press

Date of Publication: 2016

The Way of the World / L'Usage du Monde

Author: Nicolas Bouvier

In 1953, twenty-four-year old Nicolas Bouvier and his artist friend Thierry Vernet set out to make their way overland from their native Geneva to the Khyber Pass. They had a rattletrap Fiat and a little money, but above all they were equipped with the certainty that by hook or by crook they would reach their destination, and that there would be unanticipated adventures, curious companionship, and sudden illumination along the way. The Way of the World, which Bouvier fashioned over the course of many years from his journals, is an entrancing story of adventure, an extraordinary work of art, and a voyage of self-discovery on the order of Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. As Bouvier writes, “You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making—or unmaking—you.”

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