Home Entertainment Bouquins, 40 years of quality publishing and general public

Bouquins, 40 years of quality publishing and general public

Are you rather a reader of complete works or selections? Are you Pleiade or paperbacks? Tastes and colors are indisputable, but some inventions know how to reconcile many differences. This is the case of the collection Bouquins, invented by the publisher Guy Schoeller forty years ago, in the lap of the Robert Laffont editions: handy volumes, on extra-thin paper but soft cover: the Pléiade, she copy the ambition of complete works and anthologies but it democratizes the concept, and invents thematic volumes, dictionaries, travel books.

The sea baths of Paul Morand in Bouquins

This "Ideal library of the cultured man of our time", as described by the excellent advertising Jean d'Ormesson (which was published in Bouquins before entering the Pleiades), celebrates its 40 years of existence. "Forty years of history that completely legitimized the idea that its founder had of a collection of both quality and general public, stresses Jean-Luc Barré, writer and publisher, director of Bouquins for ten years. A library gathering all the knowledge, all the styles, all the genres and domains in a spirit of eclecticism. It remains a collection of creation and not just covers. "

The concern of the three directors who succeeded Guy Schoeller was to remain faithful to a defense of authors "not necessarily academic". So Jean-Luc Barré declares himself "Proud to have published last year the Journal of Mathieu Galey, the works of Lucien Rebatet and Charles Maurras, with the concern to accompany them with a critical apparatus. In September, we will make known Raymond Roussel, marginalized and ignored writer, reserved for enlightened amateurs, of which we publish a collection of selected works, prefaced by Yann Moix. We want to show a filiation. "

Dictionaries, integrals, anthologies

Many readers have known dictionaries in several volumes, such as authors or characters, which made the reputation of Bouquins in its infancy. The accessibility of biographical records on platforms such as Wikipedia has forced publishers to revise the principle of dictionaries, and to develop other types of works. Thus Bouquins has privileged thematic or historical Dictionaries (Nietzsche, The Bible, Antiquity, Free France …), or personal anthologies, humor, travel, ideas.

With surprise successes: All the opera, by Gustave Kobbé, the Mathematics Dictionary, sold 300,000 copies, or the Dictionary of symbols, 750,000 copies.

In the Babouot workshops, the binder of the Pléiade

For forty years, fashion designer Christian La Croix "dresses" ten titles of his choice from the collection, his own ideal library (complete works of Paul-Jean Toulet, Arthur Rimbaud or Khalil Gibran Eloïse Mozzani's book of superstitions) . And twenty novelties are offered throughout this year in bookstores: the Travel in Belgium Patrick Corillon and the Sea baths of Paul Morand for the summer, before the Full newspaper Julien Green and the works of Lucien Jerphagnon, Glenn Gould or Michelle Perrot in September.

(TagsToTranslate) books books and ideas (t) Culture (t) Books (t) edition (t) quality (t) public (t) large


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

Banners Will Be Available on Select Fortnite Skins – New Banner Brigade Skins In Today's Fortnite Item Shop

Epic have just announced that players want to customize Fortnite skins with Banners.Banners have been published in Fortnite for a very long time and...

Millions of Britons are at risk as skin cancer rates rise 45% – the warning signals you need to know – The sun

Millions of Britons are at risk, as the skin cancer rate has risen by 45 percent in a decade, as new figures show. Research has...

Mobile-review.com 7 MacBook 2019

9 Apple MacBook Air Retina- MacBook Pro 13. ,...

Another strategic move by Real? Extended James's holidays, Atletico asked for 8m more than Napoli

Juventus 90 Naples 79 Atalanta 69 Inter 69 Milan 68 Rome 66 turin 63 Lazio 59 Sampdoria 53 Bologna 44 Sassuolo 43 Udinese 43 Spal 42 Parma 41 Cagliari 41 Fiorentina 41 Genoa 38 Empoli 38 Frosinone 25 Chievo Verona 17 * penalties Chievo Verona -3

What are measles, how are they transmitted and why is vaccination so important?

The measles virus in Germany has become very rare. But this year there are unusually many cases of measles, The virus is one of...