How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People

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WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX DU LIVRE D'IDÉES

The French: serious and frivolous, charming and infuriating, rational and mystical, pessimistic, pleasure-loving - and perhaps more than any other people, intellectual. This original and entertaining book shows exactly what makes the French so ... French.


There could be no wiser or more witty guide to the problems of France today. (Julian Jackson Times Literary Supplement)

A first-rate book... Sudhir Hazareesingh, brings an engaging personal angle to his ambitious cavalcade through four centuries of French intellectual thought... This vast, opinionated and wholly original book reminds us that ideas still count and that intellectual endeavour still has resonance in the face of the mercantile plutocracy that so much defines the way we live now. (Douglas Kennedy New Statesman)

This book depicts Parisian society like a Cambridge party in which everyone knows the jokes, and everyone knows where the bodies are buried. You will read it not just with fascination, but with relish. (Jonathan Clark Times Literary Supplement (Books of the Year))

Detalii
Autor Hazareesingh, Sudhir
An apariţie 2016
Editura Penguin
Nr pagini 448
Dimensiuni 13 x 20 cm
Format Paperback, B
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