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Le Cuir et le Baston

By Maurice Lemoine with photographs by Yan Morvan, Jean-Claude Simoën editions, Paris, 1977, first edition, 248 pages. Text in French. Book signed by Yan Morvan in 2016. Condition: Good (signs of wear).

180€

Rare first edition of this essay written by journalist Maurice Lemoine (former editor-in-chief of Le Monde Diplomatique) on the thugs. Beautifully illustrated by a notebook of photographs (in central pages) by Yan Morvan, Maurice Lemoine followed for several weeks the daily life of young thugs from the “zone”: “wrapped in leather and aggressiveness, they scare good people. Their pain of living is a misery which, wanting to be furious, invents a universe, clings to a mess of myths, rock-and-roll, the Hell’s Angels, Nazism. This distress howls to be recognized… ».