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9780816677603

Saint Genet

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  • ISBN13:

    9780816677603

  • ISBN10:

    0816677603

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-10
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Summary

Saint Genetis Jean-Paul Sartre's classic biography of Jean Genet-thief, convict, and great artist-a character of almost legendary proportions whose influence grows stronger with time. Bringing together two of the century's greatest minds and artists, Saint Genetis at once a compelling psychological portrait, masterpiece of literary criticism, and one of Sartre's most personal and inspired philosophical creations.

Author Biography

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a renowned philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and literary critic. Ho was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, an honor he declined. Bernard Frechtman was Jean Genet's first American translator and literary agent.

Table of Contents

Translator's Notep. vii
The Metamorphosis
The Melodious Child Dead in Me Long Before the Ax Chops Off My Headp. 1
A Dizzying Wordp. 17
First Conversion: Evil
I Will Be the Thiefp. 49
I Decided to Be What Crime Made of Mep. 59
The Eternal Couple of the Criminal and the Saintp. 73
I is Anotherp. 138
A Daily Labor, Long and Disappointingp. 150
"To Succeed in Being All, Strive to Be Nothing in Anything"p. 194
Cainp. 250
Second Metamorphosis: The Aesthete
Strange Hell of Beautyp. 355
I Went to Theft as to a Liberation, as to the Lightp. 402
Third Metamorphosis: The Writer
A Mechanism Having the Exact Rigor of Versep. 425
And I, Gentler than a Wicked Angel, Lead Her by the Handp. 447
On the Fine Arts Considered as Murderp. 483
My Victory Is Verbal and I Owe It to the Sumptuousness of the Termsp. 544
Please Use Genet Properlyp. 584
Appendices
Self-Portrait of the Good Citizenp. 601
The Tzedek Testp. 607
The Maidsp. 611
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