Fragile Glory

Richard Bernstein, Author Plume Books $23 (368p) ISBN 978-0-452-26678-0
Bernstein maintains that the French, contrary to their reputation for smugness, are actually shy, elegant and formal people with an anarchic streak and a devotion to pleasure. ``This well-rounded portrait of France today is a spirited introduction to a prosperous, complacent, Americanized people whom modernity has `leached out of their particularity,' '' said PW. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 01/03/2000
Release date: 09/01/1991
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 349 pages - 978-0-394-58340-2
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