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Jean Cocteau
Birth date: July 05, 1889
Died: October 11, 1963
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Leopard rated it 6 years ago
Cette espèce de confort n'influençait guère les enfants, car ils avaient le leur et il n'était pas de ce monde. (This kind of comfort hardly influenced the children, because they had their own and it wasn't of this world.) Not of this world, truly. Paul and Elisabeth, brother and sister, 14 and...
Nicole~ rated it 6 years ago
A Bizarre Story- In 'Les Enfants Terribles', Cocteau gives the reader a melodramatic view of adolescence, void of innocence and filled with darkness; a peculiar relationship between brother and sister of excessive indulgence, petulance, childish pettiness and selfishness. Paul and Elisabeth contri...
Leopard rated it 6 years ago
Jean Cocteau in 1923 With La difficulté d'être (1947) Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) has written a collection of short autobiographical essays on the apparent model of the classic French moralists. Of these I have read but Montaigne and a little of de La Rochefoucauld, so I can hardly draw lines of infl...
Leopard rated it 6 years ago
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), also a successful dramatist, wrote La voix humaine in 1928; the first performance took place two years later at the Comédie-Française in Paris. Francis Poulenc, who knew Cocteau for most of his adult life, wrote an opera for soprano and orchestra in 1958 based on Cocteau's ...
Warwick rated it 6 years ago
When me and my sister were younger – like four and five, or five and six – we used to play these epic games in the back seat of our parents' car on long journeys. The car was a big old Citroën estate, like the vehicle from Ghostbusters, and the back seat folded down to form a huge play area (this wa...
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