Fragile glory: a portrait of France and the French

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Knopf, 1990 - Social Science - 349 pages
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An enormously entertaining account of contemporary France from the former Paris bureau chief of The New York Times . Bernstein combines personal memoir, informed observation, and news-hound curiosity to offer a stirring and unforgettable panaorama of France-at times exalted, troubling, and occasionally absurd.

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Contents

The Imaginary Country
3
FRANCE DEEP AND FRANCE PARISIAN
19
WHO THEY
97
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About the author (1990)

Richard Bernstein, a book critic for the "New York Times," served as "Time" magazine's first Beijing bureau chief. At the "Times," he has been UN bureau cheif, Paris bureau chief, and national cultural correspondent. He has written five books, including two other books on Asia: "From the Center of the Earth" and, with Ross H. Munro, "The Coming Conflict with China," He lives with his wife in New York City.

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