Recent Publications

Maurice Samuels
Publication Date:
03/08/2017

http://www.editions-hermann.fr/5083-l-invention-de-la-litterature-juive-… Une certaine histoire littéraire en France s’entête à nier l’existence de toute littérature juive antérieure à 1900. Armand Lunel, par exemple, a soutenu que, jusqu’à la fin du xixe siècle, « une littérature que l’on...
Christopher Semk
Publication Date:
01/06/2017

Maurice Samuels
Publication Date:
11/01/2016

Published by University of Chicago Press Universal equality is a treasured political concept in France, but recent anxiety over the country’s Muslim minority has led to an emphasis on a new form of universalism, one promoting loyalty to the nation at the expense of all ethnic and religious...
R Howard Bloch
Publication Date:
11/01/2016

Published by W.W. Norton In the tradition of The Swerve comes this thrilling, detective-like work of literary history that reveals how a poem created the world we live in today. It was, improbably, the forerunner of our digital age: a French poem about a shipwreck published in 1897 that, with its...
Alice Kaplan
Publication Date:
09/15/2016

Trad. de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Patrick Hersant Hors série Connaissance, Gallimard   La lecture de L’Étranger tient du rite d’initiation. Partout dans le monde, elle accompagne le passage à l’âge adulte et la découverte des grandes questions de la vie. L’histoire de Meursault, cet...
Alice Kaplan
Publication Date:
09/01/2016

Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

Published by University of Chicago Press The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus’s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. It’s the rare novel that’s as at likely to be found in a...
Maurice Samuels
Publication Date:
10/21/2015

La France a été la première nation européenne à accorder la citoyenneté aux Juifs, en 1790-1791. Ce faisant, la Révolution les a placés face à un dilemme: comment demeurer juif (ou, comme ils préféraient se désigner : israélite) tout en devenant français?  Dans ces courts romans, ces nouvelles...
Alice Kaplan
Publication Date:
03/01/2013

The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis

A year in Paris … since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the lives of three extraordinary American women. All...
Thomas Kavanagh
Publication Date:
02/01/2013

Novelists, artists, and philosophers of the eighteenth century understood pleasure as a virtue—a gift to be shared with one’s companion, with a reader, or with the public. In this daring new book, Thomas Kavanagh overturns the prevailing scholarly tradition that views eighteenth-century France...
Maurice Samuels
Publication Date:
01/01/2013

By Jonathan Hess (Editor), Maurice Samuels (Editor), Nadia Vaiman (Editor)  Recent scholarship has brought to light the existence of a dynamic world of specifically Jewish forms of literature in the nineteenth century—fiction by Jews, about Jews, and often designed largely for Jews. This volume...

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