Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 282
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Book DescriptionHailed by reviewers as a brilliantly insightful look at Parisians and France, this best-seller on two continents (80,000+ copies in print) by Montreal daily newspaper La Presse's Paris correspondent gives the reader a detailed view of howFrench society really works, with its hidden codes, unspoken rules, tribal loyalties and attachment to the past. French society's strange love-hate relationship with money, for example, which must be spent to excess but never, never discussed in public is revealed here, as is France's obsessive attraction to all things American, along with its simultaneous demonizing of all things...American. This a treasure trove of biting, satirical and bang-on pieces on anything and everything French from King Louis XIV to Charles de Gaulle, from EuroDisneyland to the French schizoid view of money, love and country, from Catherine Deneuve to Francois Mitterand describes a country of excesses and opposites, where the wine and olive oil culture...