Les Frustrés

Selected Pages from Claire Bretécher’s groundbreaking work

Script by Claire Bretécher - Art by Claire Bretécher

From 1973 to 1980 in the pages of the “Nouvel Obs,” Claire Bretécher each week published a portrait of “Les Frustrés” that earned her the recognition as “the best sociologist of the year” by Roland Barthes in 76. She created sketches of French snobs, intellectuals and left-wingers with her usual astuteness and gentle mockery. Nearly 30 years on, these hilarious sketches are the cheery testimony of all our little quirks that somehow forever remain the same…