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Genet, Jean 1910-1986

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The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

306 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 3,799 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 )

202 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 2,568 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 )

150 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,867 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 blacks : a clown show by Jean Genet( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of Genet's symbolic drama which was first performed in Paris in 1959
The screens : a play in seventeen scenes by Jean Genet( Book )

93 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,805 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
Querelle by Jean Genet( Book )

129 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 1,482 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 )

96 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 1,452 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 nègres : pour jouer les nègres : clownerie by Jean Genet( Book )

182 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thief's journal by Jean Genet( Book )

226 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 19 languages and held by 939 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 )

134 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 937 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 bonnes by Jean Genet( Book )

198 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 878 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 )

25 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maids - Deathwatch
Letters to Roger Blin; reflections on the theater by Jean Genet( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in French and English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1947 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 468 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
Poison by Todd Haynes( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 362 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 )

40 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the artwork by Jean Genet( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prisoner of love by Jean Genet( Book )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 268 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
Œuvres complètes by Jean Genet( Book )

60 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The balcony
Alternative Names
Chīnīyah, Chān 1910-1986

Genet, Jean

Ǧinīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ǧunīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ioannes Genet

Jan Jene

Jean Genet francia r, drmar

Jean Genet francuski pisac

Jean Genet Frans schrijver

Jean Genet Franzsischer Romanautor, Dramatiker und Poet

Jean Genet French novelist, playwright, poet and political activist

Jean Genet pisarz i dramaturg francuski

Jean Genet scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta francese

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 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

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ژان ژنه

ژان ژۆنێ

জ্যঁ জ্যেঁনে

ഴാങ് ഷെനെ

장 주네


ジャン, ジュネ 1910-1986

ジュネ, ジャン



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Our Lady of the FlowersMiracle of the roseThe blacks : a clown showThe screens : a play in seventeen scenesQuerelleFuneral ritesThe thief's journalLes bonnes