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ID
c161
Title
"The Lover's Pocketbook (Introduction).
Genre
Essay
Page Count
3
Word Count
780
Publication Year
1954
Document Types
Full-text Online
Introductions, Forewards & Prefaces
Art Criticism

Bates praises the joyful and sentimental celebration of love in this volume of cartoons by Raymond Peynet. Calling the French artist's characters the "nicest lovers in the world," Bates contrasts the tender eroticism and poetic depiction of romance with the somber, anxious, and blatant quality of much contemporary literature, music, and film. In The Lovers' Pocketbook, les amoureux de Peynet, edited by Kaye Webb with an introduction by H E Bates, London: Perpetua, 1954).


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