La Seduction

La Seduction

How the French Play the Game of Life

Book - 2011
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Reveals the role of seduction in French culture while explaining how crucial the game of seduction is to understanding France, identifying seduction as a key ideology that shapes how the French conduct business, politics, and relationships.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805091151
Branch Call Number: 944 SCIOLINO
Characteristics: 338 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Dec 13, 2017

Quite boring. Not much to learn here, more a love-fest for the French. Doesn't go into enough detail. Plenty of pointless anecdotes. Not a compelling read for a subject that should be ripe for criticism and analysis.

May 20, 2017

Very good book, and far more engaging and in depth than I would have expected. The author really gets to the heart of French culture, and has a keen eye (and ear), for the subtle ways of French expression. It also reveals that French seduction is not only about sex.

Apr 15, 2012

Lots of blah blah blah by an American living in France. She goes on about how it is so "not like the states", which gets old. Her insights point out a society I would rather live in. Maybe we should switch places. Question is: Why is she even there?

Dec 14, 2011

Ms. Sciolino does a surperb job of explainging the non-chalance of the French. Though, North Americans can be faulted for perjoratives in realtion to the title, others interested in human interactions, social discourse and belonging to an elite intellectually driven society will be fascinated.
We have seduction -- automobile repair shops, seduction in discourse, seduction in dress......all very complex characteristics of a vibrant lively society.


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