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The Thief's Journal

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Publisher Comments:

The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for spiritual glory through the pursuit of evil. Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's "Black Prince of Letters" here reconstructs his early adult years — time he spent as a petty criminal and vagabond, traveling through Spain and Antwerp, occasionally border hopping across the rest of Europe, always one step ahead of the authorities. "Only a handful of twentieth-century writers, such as Kafka and Proust, have as important, as authoritative, as irrevocable a voice and style." — Susan Sontag; "One of the strongest and most vital accounts of a life ever set down on paper. . . . Genet has dramatized the story of his own life with a power and vision which take the breath away. The Thief's Journal will undoubtedly establish Genet as one of the most daring literary figures of all time." — The New York Post

Synopsis:

Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's 'Black Prince of Letters' her reconstructs his early adult years- time he spent as a petty criminal and vagabond, traveling through Spain and Antwerp, occasionally border hopping across the rest of Europe, always one step ahead of the authorities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802130143
Translator:
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Foreword:
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Foreword by:
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Foreword:
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Author:
Genet, Jean
Author:
Frechtman, Bernard
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Genet, jean, 1910-1986
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Genet, Jean
Series Volume:
207
Publication Date:
19940231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 10.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's 'Black Prince of Letters' her reconstructs his early adult years- time he spent as a petty criminal and vagabond, traveling through Spain and Antwerp, occasionally border hopping across the rest of Europe, always one step ahead of the authorities.
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