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Returning to Reims

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The bestselling French memoir of social class, return and loss. 'There was a question that had come to trouble me a bit earlier, once I had taken the first steps on this return journey to Reims . . . Why, when I have had such an intense experience of forms of shame related to class, shame in relation to the milieu in which I grew up, why, when once I had arrived in Paris and started meeting people from such different class backgrounds, I would often find myself lying about my class origins . . . why had it never occurred to me to take up this problem in a book?' Returning to Reims is a breathtaking account of one man's return to the town where he grew up after an absence of thirty years. It is a frank, fearlessly personal story of family, memory, identity and time lost. But it is also a sociologist's view of what it means to grow up working class and then leave that class; of inequality and shifting political allegiances in an increasingly divided nation. A phenomenon in France and a huge bestseller in Germany, Didier Eribon has written the defining memoir of our times.

Product code: 9780141987996

ISBN 9780141987996
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS15
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd