Thursday, December 12, 2013

Vintage Photos of Le Clézio and Other Godine Authors

While doing some internet research and totally not at all procrastinating, we found this wonderful photo of 2008 Nobel laureate (and Godine author) J.M.G. Le Clézio in Paris in the 60s:

They don't make 'em like this anymore.

After some further digging, as fans of mid-20th century style, we couldn't help but notice that a bunch of our authors were pretty darn cool. Take a look at a few of these other pictures, after the jump.

A young Laurie Lee out on the town.
The irrepressible Georges Perec.

Stig Dagerman, doing what he did best.

Charles Baudelaire in 1863. Technically, also the 60s.

Though it's probably not possible to be this cool anymore, we've heard* that Godine books improve your coolness factor exponentially for each one that you read. Give it a shot, and get the gift of Godine for you or a cool-deprived loved one today!

*mostly from each other

1 comment:

  1. The Le Clezio photograph is by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, 1965. Published in "The Modern Century" to accompany a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. I saw the photograph (next to Carl Jung) at the High Museum in Atlanta when I had just finished reading Le Clezio's "Desert."