Displays of Affection

Displays of Affection

by Jean-Jacques Sempe




With pen and ink, and with gentle understanding, France's most acclaimed cartoonist explores the question of the delicate balance. Displays of Affection pictures love in cozy parlors, on a starry night, in chic apartments, on a windswept beach, on a wobbly bicycle. Close to 100 drawings and captions evoke tenderness, melancholy, skirmish, and triumph. "Vulnerability is la condition humaine," Sempe told The New York Times. In this funny and moving book, his lovers and couples prove it every time. Sempe's people live in a world that is not necessarily easy for lovers. (After all, out of 2000 possible lovers, how do you find the ideal one?) But as they struggle to find each other nevertheless, they often discover, like the couple dancing alone to the strains of a full-piece orchestra in their own backyard, that "things seem to sort themselves out."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780894801945
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/1981
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Jean-Jacques Sempe is the author of Displays of Affection. His drawings have appeared in numerous books in France—with the sales of over 1 million copies. His work appears regularly on the cover of The New Yorker. Sempe is a jazz fanatic.

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Displays of Affection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
N_V More than 1 year ago
I`m very happy that bought this book. Very subtle humor. And this is the whole truth about love and human relationships. =)