Paris Passions: Watching the French being Brilliant and Bizarre

January 15, 2009|
Paris Passions: Watching the French being Brilliant and Bizarre by Keith Spicer
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An exuberant, entertaining book for all lovers of France — especially women who cling to romantic illusions, and men who wish they could inspire them. In seventy-two vividly-observed vignettes, profiles and mini-essays, PARIS PASSIONS analyzes France’s public and private lives with sharp eye, sharp tongue and sharp sense of humor. Along the way it conveys an intimate feel for everyday life, with its struggles and strains both financial and multicultural. It’s a quick immersion in French politics, history, culture, economics — and the psychology of a people grappling with old demons and new hopes.

Keith Spicer, born in Toronto, taught political science at several universities, including the University of Toronto, UCLA, Dartmouth College (N.H.) and the Sorbonne (Paris III). He was a Canadian newspaper, magazine, radio and TV journalist for 30 years, working as an editorial-writer at the Toronto Globe and Mail, editor-in-chief of ...
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Title:Paris Passions: Watching the French being Brilliant and Bizarre
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:332 pages, 7.98 X 5.24 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:332 pages, 7.98 X 5.24 X 0.87 in
Published:January 15, 2009
Publisher:Book Surge
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781439213926

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