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The Thief's Journal - Jean Genet, Bernard Frechtman, Jean-Paul Sartre
The Thief's Journal
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The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for spiritual glory through the pursuit of evil. Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's "Black Prince of Letters" here... show more
The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for spiritual glory through the pursuit of evil. Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's "Black Prince of Letters" here reconstructs his early adult years -- time he spent as a petty criminal and vagabond, traveling through Spain and Antwerp, occasionally border hopping across the rest of Europe, always one step ahead of the authorities. "Only a handful of twentieth-century writers, such as Kafka and Proust, have as important, as authoritative, as irrevocable a voice and style." -- Susan Sontag; "One of the strongest and most vital accounts of a life ever set down on paper. . . . Genet has dramatized the story of his own life with a power and vision which take the breath away. The Thief's Journal will undoubtedly establish Genet as one of the most daring literary figures of all time." -- The New York Post
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802130143 (0802130143)
ASIN: 802130143
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
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maarjao
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Definitely an interesting insight into the life of a thief, prostitute and beggar in the middle of the 20th century (and, really, most of the events could just as well take place today), but at some point, I started losing any empathy towards the MC (or the author, since this book is supposed to be ...
maarjao
maarjao rated it
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Definitely an interesting insight into the life of a thief, prostitute and beggar in the middle of the 20th century (and, really, most of the events could just as well take place today), but at some point, I started losing any empathy towards the MC (or the author, since this book is supposed to be ...
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