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Genet, Jean 1910-1986

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The blacks : a clown show by Jean Genet( Book )

192 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 3,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of Genet's symbolic drama which was first performed in Paris in 1959
The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

261 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clients of a French brothel act out their fantasies while a revolution rages in the city
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet( Book )

67 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novel by Jean Genet, written while he was in prison for burglary and published in 1944 in French as Notre-Dame des fleurs. The novel and the author were championed by many contemporary writers, including Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Cocteau, who helped engineer a pardon for Genet. A wildly imaginative fantasy of the Parisian underworld, the novel tells the story of Divine, a male prostitute who consorts with thieves, pimps, murderers, and other criminals and who has many sexual adventures. Written in lyrical, dreamlike prose, the novel affirms a new moral order, one in which criminals are saints, evil is glorified, and conventional taboos are freely violated."--THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LITERATURE
Miracle of the rose by Jean Genet( Book )

141 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This nightmarish account of prison life during the German occupation of France is dominated by the figure of the condemned murderer Harcamone, who takes root and bears unearthly blooms in the ecstatic and brooding imagination of his fellow prisoner Genet
Querelle by Jean Genet( Book )

120 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1953, Querelle, a young sailor, is at large in the port of Brest. His abrupt superior officer, Lt. Seblon, records in an elegant diary his longing for the young man. The policeman, who frames his mates for stealing from the Monoprix, covets him. Mario, the brothel keeper's husband, feels entitled to possess him. The murderer in hiding, whom he nourishes, embraces him. Even the madame herself, despite her disapproval of his kind, becomes Querelle's mistress
The maids ; and, Death watch : two plays by Jean Genet( Book )

184 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maids - Deathwatch
Funeral rites by Jean Genet( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the author's lover, Jean Decarin, who was killed in the Resistance during the liberation of Paris in World War II
The screens : a play in seventeen scenes by Jean Genet( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balcony (Le balcon) a play in nine scenes by Jean Genet( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a brothel in the midst of a revolution, the Chief of Police enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them
The thief's journal by Jean Genet( Book )

221 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 19 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French playwright Genet creates a self-portrait in an account reflecting his life and radical ideas about society
Haute surveillance by Jean Genet( Book )

114 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deathwatch, Jean Genet's earliest play, was first performed in Paris in 1949. Short and intensely powerful, it is an excellent introduction to his later dramatic work - The Maids, The Balcony and The Blacks. The French text, published by Gallimard, was extensively altered by Genet in the course of rehearsal; and Bernard Frechtman's translation is of the final acting version, which supersedes the original published text
Les paravents by Jean Genet( Book )

78 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans l'Algérie colonisée, Saïd va épouser Leïla, la laide. Autour de lui la révolte gronde. Mais l'argument politique n'est qu'une toile de fond : le sujet principal, c'est l'apothéose de l'abjection, de Saïd et Leïla. La modernité de cette pièce en dix-sept tableaux tient à sa mise en scène : des paravents sur lesquels les acteurs dessinent, symbolisent le monde des vivants et celui des morts
Notre-Dame des fleurs by Jean Genet( Book )

124 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerste in de gevangenis geschreven roman van Genet, waarin het leven wordt beschreven van een jongen die opgroeit in de provincie, naar Parijs gaat, zijn naam verandert in 'Divine', een vrouwelijke identiteit aanneemt en met tippelen zijn brood wil verdienen
Les bonnes & Comment jouer Les bonnes by Jean Genet( Book )

35 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'atelier d'Alberto Giacometti by Jean Genet( Book )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La découverte de l'atelier de Giacometti à travers des photographies de l'artiste au travail et des échanges entre Genet et lui permet de se rendre compte de l'importance d'un lieu et du cheminement des créations. Publié pour la première fois en 1963
Letters to Roger Blin; reflections on the theater by Jean Genet( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poison by Todd Haynes( Visual )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part horror film, part drama, part expose, with an offbeat morality Poison examines the motives behind a seven-year old boy's murder of his father, relates the story of a scientist who isolates the sex drive in liquid form, and graphically explores the sexually obsessive relationship between two prison inmates
Poèmes by Jean Genet( Book )

36 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the artwork by Jean Genet( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à Roger Blin by Jean Genet( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chīnīyah, Chān 1910-1986

Genet, Jean

Genêt, Jean 1910-1986

Ǧinīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

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Jih-nai, Jang 1910-1986

Žene, Ž.

Žene, Žān.

Ženē, Žans 1910-1986

Z'eneh, Z'an 1910-1986

Zhene, Zhan 1910-1986

Zjene, Zjan 1910-1986

Жене, Жан 1910-1986

جان جينيه، 1910-1986

ジャン, ジュネ 1910-1986

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