THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE

À propos

B>With an introduction by Colm Toibín./b>Ten years ago, I began to explore the country on which I was supposed to be an authority . . .France is a country famous for its intellectuals, its philosophers and writers, its fashion, food and wine. And yet the notion of 'the French' as one nation is relatively recent and - historically speaking - quite misleading. In order to discover the 'real' past of France, Graham Robb realized it was not only necessary to go back in time, but also to go at a slower pace than modern life generally allows. The Discovery of France, illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, is the result of Robb's 14,000 mile journey across France on a bicycle. b> Winner of both the Duff Cooper and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prizes, The Discovery of France is a modern non-fiction classic, a literary exploration of a remarkable nation. From maps and migration to magic, language and landscape, it reveals a France few will recognize./b> 'An extraordinary journey of discovery' Daily Telegraphbr>'Robb's concise and fast-paced writing pedals along with never a dull paragraph . . . dazzling' Sunday Times


  • Auteur(s)

    Graham Robb

  • Éditeur

    Picador Uk

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    25/02/2016

  • EAN

    9781509803484

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    496 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.7 cm

  • Largeur

    13.1 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3.3 cm

  • Poids

    418 g

  • Support principal

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