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Genet, Jean 1910-1986

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The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

301 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,756 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 )

225 editions published between 1942 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 2,727 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 )

158 editions published between 1946 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 1,839 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 )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

87 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,419 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 )

144 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Genet has strong claims to be considered the greatest living playwright. His plays constitute a body of work unmatched for poetic and theatrical power which reaches, in at least two of the plays-The Balcony and The Blacks-a pitch of inspiration and mastery."--Jack Kroll, Newsweek "In form, it flows as freely as an improvisation, with fantasy, allegory and intimations of reality mingled into a weird, stirring unity ... Genet's investigation of the color black begins where most plays of this burning theme leave off ... This vastly gifted Frenchman uses shocking words and images to cry out at the pretensions and injustices of our world ... One of the most original and stimulating evenings Broadway or Off Broadway has to offer."-Howard Taubman, The New York Times
Querelle by Jean Genet( Book )

119 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,153 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
The screens : a play in seventeen scenes by Jean Genet( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

184 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 745 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 )

78 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down
The thief's journal by Jean Genet( Book )

160 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 704 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 )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maids - Deathwatch
Les paravents by Jean Genet( Book )

88 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 615 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
Les bonnes & Comment jouer Les bonnes by Jean Genet( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in French and English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poison by Todd Haynes( Visual )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 379 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 )

45 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Querelle of Brest by Jean Genet( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 329 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
L'atelier d'Alberto Giacometti by Jean Genet( Book )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 320 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
Fragments of the artwork by Jean Genet( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The balcony
Our Lady of the FlowersMiracle of the roseThe blacks : a clown showFuneral ritesLes nègres : pour jouer les nègres : clownerieQuerelleThe screens : a play in seventeen scenesLes bonnes
Alternative Names
Chīnīyah, Chān 1910-1986

Gener, Jean

Genet J. 1910-1986

Genet Jean

Genet Jeanas

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Ioannes Genet

Jan Jene

Jan Qenet

Jean Genet

Jean Genet auteur français

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Jean Genet francouzský spisovatel

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Jean Genet Frans schrijver

Jean Genet franséische Schrëftsteller

Jean Genet fransk romanförfattare, dramatiker, poet, essäist och politisk aktivist.

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

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.

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

Жан Жэнэ

Жене Жан

Жене, Жан 1910-1986

Жене, Жан французский прозаик, поэт и драматург

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ז'אן ז'נה

ז'נה, ז'ן 1910-1986

جان جينيه

جان جينيه، 1910-1986

جان جەنە

ژان ژنه

ژان ژۆنێ

জ্যঁ জ্যেঁনে

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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