112 Gripes about the French PDF ePub eBook

  • Format Name: 112 Gripes about the French
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  • Publisher: Bodleian Library
  • Data Published: 15 October 2013
  • ISBN: 185124039X
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  • Format eBook: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • File Size: 23MB
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 120 pages
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When American troops arrived in Paris at the end of World War II, they were at first welcomed by the local population. However, the French soon began to resent the Americans for their brashness and display of wealth, while the Americans found the French and their habits equally irritating and incomprehensible: they bathed too little, drank too much, and were almost unfailingly unfriendly.
To bridge the cultural divide, the American generals commissioned this surprisingly candid guide that paired common complaints about the French with answers aimed at promoting understanding. From the fascinations of French nightlife to Gallic grooming and fashions, the guide sought to correct the misconceptions behind a litany of common complaints: "Laissez-faire" is not in fact a call to laziness, and the French do not play checkers in cafes all day--though they do extol the virtues of a leisurely lunch. The moral principles of the Frenchwoman ought not to be drawn from the few one might find loitering on the fringes of the camp.
Beyond their intended instructive purposes, the grievances included in the guide are at times as revealing of the preconceptions of the American servicemen as they are of the French, as well as offering fascinating insight into the details of daily life immediately after the war, including the acute poverty, the shortage of food and supplies, and the scale of destruction suffered by France during the six years of conflict. Illustrated throughout with charming cartoons and written in a direct, no-nonsense style, "112 Gripes about the French "is by turns amusing and thought-provoking in its valiant stand against prejudice and stereotype.

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