Friday, August 14, 2009

Black Classics – French Novels

Penguin and other publishers during the 1960s/70s are to be commended for the range of literature they published. There’s nothing like that bravery in publishing these days.

Tonight I present French literature…

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1972 Edition
Cover designed by Germano Facetti - detail from a nude by Toulouse Lautrec
1968 Edition
Detail from “Under the Lamplight by Edouard Vuillard
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1969 Edition
The Cemetery of Pere Lachaise from an anonymous painting
1967 Edition
Detail of “Young Girl at the Mirror” by Jean Raoux

1965 Edition – A portrait by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon

1971 Edition - Detail of “Le Comte de Montesquiou” by G Baldini

Next - more “Black Classics”

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