Le Musée de Babar


16 September 2008, 21.46 CET

Image by Laurent de Brunhoff

Image by Laurent de Brunhoff

“Laurent de Brunhoff has renewed the Babar tradition. The wise elephant is the epitype of enlightened despotism. Every minister of culture should read the book and learn from it.”

I remember thinking that the best part of the Babar books was that travel looked so delightfully fun, laid-back, and straight-forward. Now I realize how rare that perspective is now-a-days. (Of course this is the perspective of someone who has been called a Habsburg apologist.)

[Via Times Literary Supplement 5502 (September 12 2008), p. 3]