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Genet, Jean 1910-1986

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The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

296 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,750 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 )

187 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,508 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
The blacks : a clown show by Jean Genet( Book )

55 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,952 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 )

109 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Genet was one of the world's greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks. 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
Miracle of the rose by Jean Genet( Book )

156 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,825 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
Querelle by Jean Genet( Book )

132 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,450 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
Funeral rites by Jean Genet( Book )

74 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,388 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 bonnes & Comment jouer Les bonnes by Jean Genet( Book )

267 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,347 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 )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maids - Deathwatch
The thief's journal by Jean Genet( Book )

202 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 826 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 )

87 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 792 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
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

Poison by Todd Haynes( Visual )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 369 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 )

42 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 2003 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres complètes by Jean Genet( Book )

45 editions published between 1951 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balcony by Jean Genet( Recording )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prisoner of love by Jean Genet( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om forfatterens kærlighed til Palæstina og palæstinenserne, som han betragter som vor tids udstødte
Soledad brother; the prison letters of George Jackson by George Jackson( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 77 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
Saint Genet, actor and martyr by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

". Saint Genet is Jean-Paul Sartre & rsquo;s classic biography of Jean Genet & amp;mdash;thief, convict, and great artist & amp;mdash;a character of almost legendary proportions whose influence grows stronger with time. Bringing together two of the century & amp;rsquo;s greatest minds and artists, Saint Genet is at once a compelling psychological portrait, masterpiece of literary criticism, and one of Sartre & amp;rsquo;s most personal and inspired philosophical creations."
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Funeral rites
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Chīnīyah, Chān 1910-1986

Genet Jean

Ǧinīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ǧunīh, Ǧān 1910-1986

Ioannes Genet

Jan Jene

Jan Qenet

Jean Genet francia író, drámaíró

Jean Genet francouzský spisovatel

Jean Genet francuski pisac

Jean Genet Frans schrijver

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, violador

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.

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 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

جان جەنە

ژان ژنه

ژان ژۆنێ

জ্যঁ জ্যেঁনে

ഴാങ് ഷെനെ

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



Our Lady of the FlowersThe blacks : a clown showThe screens : a play in seventeen scenesMiracle of the roseQuerelleFuneral ritesLes bonnes & Comment jouer Les bonnesThe maids ; and, Death watch : two plays