The influential French publishing house based in Montpellier Éditions Fata Morgana celebrates its 50th year bringing the world short and beautifully illustrated texts - novels, theater, poetry, essays, philosophy, etc.
Daniel Alarcón - Fabiano Alborghetti - Claudia Bernardi - Carmen Boullosa - Lorna Dee Cervantes - Melania Mazzucco and lots more.
While acquiring and establishing access to ebooks from southern Europe remains a challenge for American research libraries, the Berkeley Library has made some inroads this year with more Spanish books from Digitalia (625 titles to date), more Italian ebooksfrom Torrossa (2112 titles to date), and most recently 252 titles from France's largest publisher L'Harmattan. Hosted on their Harmathèque platform, these books are discoverable through OskiCat just like print books, and less seamlessly through most of the vendor's web sites:
The Institute of European Studies has created a special fund to support the UC Berkeley Library collection in the less commonly taught European languages (LCTLs). Students, both undergraduate and graduate, lecturers and faculty who wish to use library materials (books, ebooks, graphic novels, dissertations, DVDs, etc.), in a European LCTL and published in Europe that are currently not available on the Berkeley campus, can fill out the Library Recommendation Form and mention "IES LCTL Support" in the Comments section. IES will then provide funding to the UC Berkeley Library to finance the purchase of these materials. This support only applies to LCTLs that are still today spoken in Western, Northern, and Southern Europe (i.e. all European languages with the exception of German, French, Italian and Spanish); no support will be given for classical or extinct languages nor for Slavic and other Eastern European languages supported by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
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