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It’s National Translation Month, and we’re celebrating by featuring new and backlist titles on our blog! Enter our drawing for a chance to win new books in translation each Monday, peruse our list of weekend reads each Friday, and dive into our featured titles with guest post from our authors, editors, and translators throughout the month!

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“Dominique Kalifa is one of the best French cultural historians of his generation and a worthy successor to Alain Corbin at the Sorbonne. Vice, Crime, and Poverty examines the urban ‘underworld,’ not in the twentieth-century sense of organized crime but as an imaginary shaped discursively in the nineteenth century by a widespread if morbid fascination with the
“Ernst Jünger’s record of German-occupied Paris and the battlefields of the Caucasus is a treasure trove for readers interested in the history of the Second World War. Even more, though, it is a literary accomplishment of the first order, a document of European modernism, in which this master stylist leaves traces of the violence of
This week we’re running two book giveaway campaigns for National Translation Month. Often times crime, corruption and deception act as a prelude and as an aftershock of war. Travelling back in time before the World Wars, we’ll turn our scope to a seedier kind of injustice that gripped Europe by looking at Dominique Kalifa’s celebrated Vice, Crime,
Our weekly list of new books is now available! History of Art in Japan Tsuji Nobuo Translated by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere Conspiring with the Enemy The Ethic of Cooperation in Warfare Yvonne Chiu Columbia Books on Architecture and the City Modern Management Methods Architecture, Historical Value, and the Electromagnetic Image Caitlin Blanchfield and Farzin Lotfi-Jam
World War II is a shared human history told through many languages and perspectives. Our works in translation can provide a more complete picture of this catastrophic period that gripped the world for years. This week, we’ll begin with a look at Ernst Jünger’s first-hand account of wartime Paris in A German Officer in Occupied