Books by Antoine Volodine

RADIANT TERMINUS by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A landmark of modern dystopianism, portending a time to come that no one would want to live in."
French "post-exoticist" Volodine (Bardo or Not Bardo, 2016, etc.) returns with a dark view of the near future, where science fiction meets a certain kind of horror. Read full book review >
BARDO OR NOT BARDO by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Funny, humane, and sympathetic to the silly creatures we humans are. The Dalai Lama himself would probably approve."
Ever goofy, ever surreal French novelist Volodine (Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven, 2015, etc.) rewrites the rules of Tibetan Buddhism, using characters that might have been drafted from the second string of Waiting for Godot.Read full book review >
POST-EXOTICISM IN TEN LESSONS, LESSON ELEVEN by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Elaborate fiction that has a certain perverse fascination—though one wonders subversively whether it needs doing at all."
French author Volodine aims at the head rather than the heart in this postmodern novel featuring one of his main alter egos, Lutz Bassmann, supposedly the author of his most renowned book, Minor Angels.Read full book review >
WRITERS by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Many of Volodine's writers inhabit a 'post-exotic' world, in which they're obligated to remember the atrocities and horrors of the 20th century—and to serve as repositories of a dark cultural memory."
A loosely concatenated series of seven stories, all focusing on writers in various and cunning guises. Read full book review >
MINOR ANGELS by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Vivid in its details, but the self-consciously intellectual narrative fails to engage."
Dreamlike fragmentary chapters evoke a bleak post-apocalypse world, one where capitalism is the enemy and the collective the ideal. Read full book review >
NAMING THE JUNGLE by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An unconventional look at the embattled human manifestations of amorphously large events—and a pleasing debut by a writer from whom we'll surely hear more."
Intensely imagined evocation of post-revolutionary Latin America, from an acclaimed French novelist whose work appears here in English translation for the first time. Read full book review >