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The difficulty of being

Author: Jean Cocteau; Elizabeth Sprigge
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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A leader of the French avant-garde, Cocteau reflects on life, death, beauty and other subjects.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jean Cocteau; Jean Cocteau
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Cocteau; Elizabeth Sprigge
ISBN: 0306806339 9780306806339
OCLC Number: 31753752
Description: xvi, 160 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: On Conversation; On My Childhood; On My Style; On the Work and the Legend; On Raymond Radiguet; On My Physique; On My Escapes; On France; On the Theatre; On Diaghilev and Nijinsky; On the Marvels of Cinematography; On Friendship; On Dreams; On Reading; On Measurement and Marcel Proust; On Haunted Houses; On Pain; On Death; On Frivolity; On the Palais-Royal; On the Rule of the Soul; On Guillame Apollinaire; On Laughter; On Being Without Being; On Words; On Youth; On Beauty; On Customs; On a Drama in Mime; On Responsibility; Postscript.
Other Titles: Difficulté d'être.
Responsibility: Jean Cocteau ; introduction by Ned Rorem ; translated by Elizabeth Sprigge.
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"Writer, filmmaker, visual artist, and celebrated leader of the French avant-garde, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) once announced, ""One must know how to go too far."" The astounding scope of his work  Read more...

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