“If your grandmother ever asks you the name of the smartest guy on earth, tell her without hesitation for a couple of minutes that the guy’s name is San-Antonio.”
The very first San-Antonio!
This was the opening sentence of the first San-Antonio in 1949, two stories brought together under the title Kill Him! in which, behind the simple plot, one already reads the truculence of the language, the energy of the right verb, the humour, the fighting spirit, falsely nonchalant, and above all: the innovative requirement. For Frédéric Dard made words a playground in perpetual motion, and he hated nothing more than imagining a language that would be covered with strips, mummified, suffocated by convention and... boredom. Boredom is over with the Dard saga, whose first episode is being re-released (with beautiful new clothes) by Le Fleuve.