May, 1968 - Paris. I would like to learn about it.
April 29, 2008 7:34 AM Subscribe
May, 1968 - Paris
I've scoured the Wikipedia entry (very helpful)
, gone over a few articles
of varying quality (not bad)
, and I've seen "The Dreamers" (a fiction film that touches on it)
... Now, what non-fiction media (book, article, film, photographic collection, etc.) should I consume to have a better understanding of the Parisian Students'/General strike of May, 1968?
I'd like to start with the most general, canonical retellings, and then work towards the specific. [English Language or very good translation preferred]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj to Law & Government (13 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
A lot of what I'm coming across seems good... but without a strong nuts-and-bolts foundational understanding of the events, I'm afraid that quite a bit of it is lost on me. I'm from the U.S. and 30 years old... they didn't teach us (or even "touch on") this in school.
Went to Amazon... found a billion books on it, of course, and have no idea which one would be the best overview.
I'm not a historian, but I'm willing to read challenging things, provided it satisfies my "laying the foundation" requirements. Many thanks for your insights.