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Les Enfants terribles - Jean Cocteau
Les Enfants terribles
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Jean Cocteau -- poet, novelist, dramatist, artist, musician -- was a leading figure in the Surrealist movement. In addition to his popular novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), he is best remembered in the English-speaking world for the film Orphée (1950).
Jean Cocteau -- poet, novelist, dramatist, artist, musician -- was a leading figure in the Surrealist movement. In addition to his popular novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), he is best remembered in the English-speaking world for the film Orphée (1950).
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9782253010258 (2253010251)
Publisher: Le Livre de poche
Pages no: 124
Edition language: French
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Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
2.0 In case you forgot why you hate every single character on "BeverlyHills 90210"
Yep, the title pretty much sums it up. Siblings Elizabeth and Paul are complete terrors... self-absorbed, bratty, pretentious, greedy, selfish terrors. They mooch off of assorted benefactors, shirk all responsibility, flirt incessantly with incest, and devise manipulative schemes to fuck with their ...
Leopard
Leopard rated it
4.0 The Holy Terrors , by Jean Cocteau
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~
Nicole~ rated it
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...
Warwick
Warwick rated it
4.0 Les Enfants terribles
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...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
A sort of surrealist reading. A love and hate experience of two orphan siblings (Paul, Elisabeth) which includes games (The Game, actually - their game) and plays that replace the real life. These games and especially the plays require partners and, mostly, an audience (Gerard, Agathe). And when the...
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