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Genet, Jean 1910-1986

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The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

218 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,652 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 blacks, a clown show by Jean Genet( Book )

148 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,785 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 )

147 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,420 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 )

108 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,753 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
The screens : a play in seventeen scenes by Jean Genet( Book )

67 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,730 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
Querelle by Jean Genet( Book )

94 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,356 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
Funeral rites by Jean Genet( Book )

50 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 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
Les bonnes & Comment jouer Les bonnes by Jean Genet( Book )

59 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 905 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
The maids ; and, Death watch : two plays by Jean Genet( Book )

20 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 762 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 )

123 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French playwright Genet creates a self-portrait in an account reflecting his life and radical ideas about society
Letters to Roger Blin; reflections on the theater by Jean Genet( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in French and English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poèmes by Jean Genet( Book )

30 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poison by Todd Haynes( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 260 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
Fragments of the artwork by Jean Genet( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balcony by Jean Genet( Recording )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres complètes by Jean Genet( Book )

30 editions published between 1951 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Bagne by Jean Genet( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Personnages: 8 hommes, figurants
Genet : in the language of the enemy( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume investigates the stakes and boundaries of this war for Genet and for his readers, offering new interpretations of his works and showing how they oblige us to rethink our own relations, as readers and interpreters, to literature itself
L'atelier d'Alberto Giacometti by Jean Genet( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chīnīyah, Chān 1910-1986

Genet, Jean

Genet Jean 1910-1986

Ǧinīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ǧunīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ioannes Genet

Jan Jene

Jan Qenet

Jean Genet francia író, drámaíró

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

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Ženē, Žans 1910-1986

Z'eneh, Z'an 1910-1986

Zhene, Zhan 1910-1986

Zjene, Zjan 1910-1986

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Жан Жене

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Жене, Жан 1910-1986

Жене, Жан французский прозаик, поэт и драматург

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ז'נה, ז'ן 1910-1986

جان جينيه

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جوني جان 1910-1986

ژان ژنه

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장 주네

장쥬네 1910-1986

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쥬네, 쟝 1910-1986

즈네 1910-1986

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ジャン, ジュネ 1910-1986

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The blacks, a clown showOur Lady of the FlowersMiracle of the roseThe screens : a play in seventeen scenesQuerelleFuneral ritesLes bonnes & Comment jouer Les bonnesThe maids ; and, Death watch : two plays