Didier Eribon’s Return to Reims combines autobiographical narrative and powerful sociological analysis. After the death of his father, the author returned to the city of his birth, Reims, where he rediscovered the French working-class world that he has left behind thirty years earlier. By exploring his own family history, he analyses how the class system influenced and continues to influence their lives.
• Didier Eribon is a French sociologist and philosopher. He wrote a biography about Michel Foucault, and his ideas about gender, education, and social issues are widely quoted and respected.
Interview Beatrice Delvaux, with Ivan de Vadder, introduction Guy Gyppens.