Living And Working In France
The 80,000 copy bestseller, now in a larger size It was in wartime France in 1940 that Roger Schutz left his native Switzerland to settle in Burgundy, near a village called Taiz ©. He dreamed of beginning an international community based on ancient Christian principles of work, prayer and hospitality, beginning with the poor. Today, more than 5 million people â particularly the young â have pilgrimaged there to pray, study the Bible, and discover the fruits of living and working beside other Christians.
Paris was practically perfect ¢â -â although for Craig Carlson one thing was still missing: the good ol ¢â -â ¢ American breakfast he loved so much. Craig was the last person anyone would have expected to open an American diner in Paris. He came from humble beginnings in a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn ¢â -â ¢t know anything about starting a brand-new business.
East-West Encounters: Franco-Asian Cinema and Literature is the first book of its kind to examine Franco-Asian film and literary productions in the context of France's postcolonial history. It covers French film-makers' approaches to the Asian 'Other', as well as focusing on the works of Vietnamese and Cambodian directors living and working in France.
During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city, building sites revealed the substandard living and working conditions of migrant construction workers in France. Moreover, construction was the touchstone in debates about the dangers of urban life, and triggered action in communities whose districts faced demolition.