Loisirs Littéraires au XXe siècle (above, English: “Literary leasures in the 20th century”) is the title of an illustration from the story “The End of Books” by French writer Octave Uzanne and illustrator Albert Robida, a story about a post-literate society in which readers have become ‘hearers,’ i. e. consumers of audio books. It was published in the collection Contes pour les bibliophiles (1895). The illustration depicts a female reader of the 20th century, imagined by Robida, who is listening to “12 poètes assortis” (twelve assorted poets) in on a balcony overlooking a future city.
RIP José Ramón Larraz (1929 – 2013).
Video: Eurotika! Larraz episode (1992).
I’ve previously mentioned Larraz here: http://blog.jahsonic.com/daedalus-devised-a-hollow-wooden-cow/