Steve Brooks (Abhaya) – Poetry, Prose & Art

December 26, 2008

Pardon My French

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Brooks @ 11:05 pm

Pardon My French CoverPardon My French is a book of illustrated French colloquialisms, mostly having to do with sex and food, compiled by Kathryn Hyman, an ex-pat, living in Paris. She was certain this book would be published, but not so far. Lael Wertenbaker, who wrote the Hemingway bio for Time-Life, then in her 80s, loved the book and immediately called her old publishers at Little, Brown and Houghton-Mifflin. Both of them were as old as she and out of the business. I illustrated these expressions in the mid-Nineties, but many of them seem to be chronicles of another time. Here are the first fifty of ninety drawings.

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