JULLIAN, Philippe and SWAN, Michael
8 1/4" x 5 3/8"
Illustrated by Phillipe Jullian
The readers of this book may wonder why the memoirs of a well-known Frenchwoman should make their first appearance in the English language. It is to repair an injustice.
Philippe Jullian, real name Philippe Simounet (1919 Ð 1977) was a French illustrator, art historian, biographer, aesthete, novelist and dandy. He notably collaborated with Angus Wilson (1913 Ð 1991), on a social satire entitled 'For Whom the Cloche Tolls: A Scrap-Book of the Twenties' (1953). The publication of this so-called 'memoir' by Chrystianne de Chatou, edited by Jullian and Swan, has given the lady in question 'the sixth greatest happiness of her life' - a bogus and entertaining work.