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Genet, Jean 1910-1986

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The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

312 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,804 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
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet( Book )

234 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 2,820 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
The blacks : a clown show by Jean Genet( Book )

113 editions published between 1957 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

164 editions published between 1946 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 1,878 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
Funeral rites by Jean Genet( Book )

91 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,450 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
Querelle by Jean Genet( Book )

120 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is set in the midst of the port town of Brest, where sailors and the sea are associated with murder. Its protagonist, Georges Querelle, is a bisexual thief, prostitute and serial killer who manipulates and kills his lovers for thrills and profit
The screens : a play in seventeen scenes by Jean Genet( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Genet was one of the world’s greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks. Explicitly political, The Screens is set within the context of the Algerian War. The play’s cast of over fifty characters moves through seventeen scenes, the world of the living breaching the world of the dead by means of shifting the screens -- the only scenery -- in a brilliant tour de force of spectacle and drama
Les paravents by Jean Genet( Book )

100 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Genet was one of the world's greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks. Explicitly political, The Screens is set within the context of the Algerian War. The play's cast of over fifty characters moves through seventeen scenes, the world of the living breaching the world of the dead by means of shifting the screens'the only scenery'in a brilliant tour de force of spectacle and drama
Les bonnes by Jean Genet( Book )

191 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 762 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
Haute surveillance by Jean Genet( Book )

81 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soledad brother; the prison letters of George Jackson by George Jackson( )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson, one of three black convicts accused of killing a white guard at Soledad prison, tells what it means to be a black man in a white society
The thief's journal by Jean Genet( Book )

162 editions published between 1949 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French playwright Genet creates a self-portrait in an account reflecting his life and radical ideas about society
The maids, and, Deathwatch : two plays by Jean Genet( Book )

20 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two plays collected in this volume represent Genet's first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify. In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer. When their attempt to betray their mistress's lover to the police fails and they are in danger of being found out, they dream of murdering Madame, little aware of the true power behind their darkest fantasy. In Deathwatch, two convicts try to impress a third, who is on the verge of achieving legendary status in criminal circles. But neither realizes the lengths to which they will go to gain respect or that, in the end, nothing they can do#x97;including murder#x97;will get them what they are searching for
Les nègres : pour jouer les nègres : clownerie by Jean Genet( Book )

67 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bonnes & Comment jouer Les bonnes by Jean Genet( Book )

30 editions published between 1947 and 1993 in French and English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Poison by Todd Haynes( Visual )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2021 in English and French and held by 382 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
Poèmes by Jean Genet( Book )

47 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 349 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 317 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
Querelle of Brest by Jean Genet( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in English and French and held by 300 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
Lettres à Roger Blin by Jean Genet( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chīnīyah, Chān 1910-1986

Gener, Jean

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Jean Genet romancista, dramaturgo, poeta e ativista político francês

Jean Genet scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta francese

Jih-nai, Jang

Jih-nai, Jang 1910-1986

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Ženė Žanas

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

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Жене Ж. 1910-1986

Жене Жан

Жене, Жан 1910-1986

Жене, Жан французский прозаик, поэт и драматург

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ז'נה, ז'ן 1910-1986

جان جوني

جان جينيه

جان جينيه، 1910-1986

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ژان ژنه

ژان ژنه نویسنده، شاعر و نمایشنامه‌نویس فرانسوی

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জঁ জ্যনে

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

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ジャン, ジュネ 1910-1986

ジュネ, ジャン

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