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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 9 languages and held by 2,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of Genet's symbolic drama which was first performed in Paris in 1959
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet( Book )

106 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,163 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 )

62 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,451 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 )

131 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a dangerous man seduced by peril, Querelle deals in a startling way with the Dostoyevskian theme of murder as an act of total liberation"-- Publisher description
Funeral rites by Jean Genet( Book )

76 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,373 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 )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The maids ; and, Death watch : two plays by Jean Genet( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maids - Deathwatch
Haute surveillance by Jean Genet( Book )

93 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 803 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
The thief's journal by Jean Genet( Book )

197 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

160 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though "The Maids" was his first book to be published in England, Jean Genet was already a legendary figure in contemporary European literature. His work - novels, plays, autobiography - reflects the violence and disorder of his life; but it reflects, too, high and unmistakable literary genius. This title offers an introduction to Genet's work
Letters to Roger Blin; reflections on the theater by Jean Genet( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les paravents by Jean Genet( Book )

81 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 599 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 )

112 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 511 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 )

43 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in French and English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poison by Todd Haynes( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part horror film, part drama, part exposé, 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
Miracle de la rose by Jean Genet( Book )

95 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realistische maar tegelijk ook poëtische uitbeelding van het wrede leven in een Franse gevangenis en de homoseksuele relaties die tussen gedetineerden ontstaan
Poèmes by Jean Genet( Book )

42 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the artwork by Jean Genet( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prisoner of love by Jean Genet( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... A record of [Genet's] years spent with the Black Panthers in the United States and Palestinian soldiers in Jordan and Lebanon
Soledad brother; the prison letters of George Jackson by George Jackson( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Library Journal Jackson gained notoriety shortly before his death in 1970 when his younger brother unsuccessfully tried to free him at gunpoint when Jackson and two others were on trial for killing a guard. Written between 1964 and 1970 while serving time in Soledad Prison for robbery, the letters reveal the brutality and racism faced by prisoners and call for unity among African Americans. This edition contains a new foreword by Jackson's nephew Jonathan. Soledad Brother remains "recommended for most libraries" and is a solid title for Black History Month in February. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc
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Funeral rites
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Chīnīyah, Chān 1910-1986

Genet Jean

Ǧinīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ǧunīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ioannes Genet

Jan Jene

Jan Qenet

Jean Genet francia író, drámaíró

Jean Genet francouzský spisovatel

Jean Genet francuski pisac

Jean Genet Frans schrijver

Jean Genet Französischer Romanautor, Dramatiker und Poet

Jean Genet French novelist, playwright, poet and political activist

Jean Genet Novelista, dramaturgo, poeta y activista político francés, violador

Jean Genet pisarz i dramaturg francuski

Jean Genet scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta francese

Jih-nai, Jang

Jih-nai, Jang 1910-1986

Žans Ženē

Žene, Ž.

Žene, Žān.

Ženē, Žans 1910-1986

Z'eneh, Z'an 1910-1986

Zhene, Zhan 1910-1986

Zjene, Zjan 1910-1986

Ζαν Ζενέ

Жан Жене

Жан Жьоне френски писател

Жан Жэнэ

Жене, Жан 1910-1986

Жене, Жан французский прозаик, поэт и драматург

ז'אן ז'נה

ז'נה, ז'ן 1910-1986

جان جينيه

جان جينيه، 1910-1986

جان جەنە

ژان ژنه

ژان ژۆنێ

জ্যঁ জ্যেঁনে

ഴാങ് ഷെനെ

장 주네

장쥬네 1910-1986

주네, 장 1910-1986

쥬네, 장 1910-1986

쥬네, 쟝 1910-1986

즈네 1910-1986

즈네, 장 1910-1986


ジャン, ジュネ 1910-1986

ジュネ, ジャン



Our Lady of the FlowersMiracle of the roseQuerelleFuneral ritesThe screens : a play in seventeen scenesThe maids ; and, Death watch : two playsThe thief's journalLes bonnes