Sempé a beaucoup vieilli ~~ son « Petit Nicolas » : pas 😉
Old french « romantic » designer : Jean-Jacques Sempé
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Le petit Nicolas
Le Petit Nicolas (Little Nicholas) is a series of French children’s books. It was created by René Goscinny and illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé and it was published for the first time on March 29, 1959. Nicholas is an illustration of an ideal childhood and a nostalgic memory of the 1950s.
The humour of the books derives from their unique story-telling style: the adventures of Little Nicolas are told in the first person by Nicolas himself. On the one hand, the books are a parody of the story-telling habits of little children; for example, the author makes frequent use of stylistic features such as run-on sentences and employs an egocentric, naive point of view. On the other hand, adults are the targets of the books’ humour when the straightforward and uncomplicated worldview of the child narrator exposes the flaws of adult perception. The subversive element in the Petit Nicolas thus made it an early example of modern children’s literature that is centred around the experience of the child, rather than an adult interpretation of the world…
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