French Dirt

Written By Richard Goodman
French Dirt
  • Publsiher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 13 February 2012
  • ISBN : 1565127404
  • Pages : 203 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled French Dirt written by Richard Goodman which was release on 13 February 2012, this book published by Algonquin Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A story about dirt--and about sun, water, work, elation, and defeat. And about the sublime pleasure of having a little piece of French land all to oneself to till. Richard Goodman saw the ad in the paper: "SOUTHERN FRANCE: Stone house in Village near Nimes/Avignon/Uzes. 4 BR, 2 baths, fireplace, books, desk, bikes. Perfect for writing, painting, exploring & experiencing la France profonde. $450 mo. plus utilities." And, with his girlfriend, he left New York City to spend a year in Southern France. The village was small--no shops, no gas station, no post office, only a café and a school. St. Sebastien de Caisson was home to farmers and vintners. Every evening Goodman watched the villagers congregate and longed to be a part of their camaraderie. But they weren't interested in him: he was just another American, come to visit and soon to leave. So Goodman laced up his work boots and ventured out into the vineyards to work among them. He met them first as a hired worker, and then as a farmer of his own small plot of land. French Dirt is a love story between a man and his garden. It's about plowing, planting, watering, and tending. It's about cabbage, tomatoes, parsley, and eggplant. Most of all, it's about the growing friendship between an American outsider and a close-knit community of French farmers. "There's a genuine sweetness about the way the cucumbers and tomatoes bridge the divide of nationality."--The New York Times Book Review "One of the most charming, perceptive and subtle books ever written about the French by an American."--San Francisco Chronicle

French Dirt

French Dirt
  • Author : Richard Goodman
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-13
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1565127404
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Summary : A story about dirt--and about sun, water, work, elation, and defeat. And about the sublime pleasure of having a little piece of French land all to oneself to till. Richard Goodman saw the ad in the paper: "SOUTHERN FRANCE: Stone house in Village near Nimes/Avignon/Uzes. 4 BR, 2 baths, fireplace, ...

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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-05-13
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1565127404
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  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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  • Total pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1565127404
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-14
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  • ISBN : 1565127404
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-05
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  • ISBN : 1565127404
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  • ISBN : 1565127404
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