From the Back Cover
The great ideal of the grand and lasting passion smiles down on the bumbling solitude of Sempe's lovers and mates who fight, scold, daydream, protect themselves with envelopes of self-importance. . . . He is the master of observed comic detail. . . .
--EDWARD KOREN, from the Introduction
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.