Who is Jean Genet?

  • (noun): French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986).
    Synonyms: Genet

Jean Genet

Jean Genet (; (1910-12-19)December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986(1986-04-15)) was a prominent and controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but later took to writing. His major works include the novels Querelle of Brest, The Thief's Journal, and Our Lady of the Flowers, and the plays The Balcony, The Blacks, The Maids and The Screens.

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Jean Genet - List of Works - Correspondence
... Excerpts reprinted in Genet, by Edmund White ... Complete(Editions Gallimard, 2002) Lettre a Jean-Jacques Pauvert, first published as preface to 1954 edition of Les Bonnes. 1990 (Fragments of the Artwork, 2003) Lettres à Jean-Louis Barrault Lettres à Roger Blin Lettres à Antoine Bourseiller ...
Laurance Rudic - Theatre - Giles Havergal's Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company
... 1971 Jean Genet The Balcony Giles Havergal The Tramp 1972–1973 Shakespeare Timon of Athens Keith Hack Lucullus Abbey TheatreFestival Jean-Baptiste Molière Tartuffe Giles Havergal M ... Alexas Bertholt Brecht Mr Puntila and his Man Matti Havergal The Attaché 1982–1983 Jean Genet The Balcony Prowse The General Jean Genet The Screens Prowse The Arab Voice ... Toller The Machine Wreckers Havergal Jim Cobbitt Jean-Paul Sartre Altona McDonald Franz Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer Havergal Diggory Oscar Wilde ...
20th Century In Literature - World War II
... by Albert Camus (Algeria, France) Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet (France) Flight to Arras by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Plays The Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre 1943 Arrival and Departure by Arthur ... Poems by Keith Douglas (England) Non-fiction Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus 1944 The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina) - short ... by Alan Paton (South Africa) The Miracle of the Rose by Jean Genet Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian (France) The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers Poetry Deaths and ...
Mohamed Choukri - Works
... Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams in Tanger, 1992 ... Jean Genet in Tanger, 1993 ... Jean Genet, suite and end, 1996 ...

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    We know that their adventures are childish. They themselves are fools. They are ready to kill or be killed over a card-game in which an opponent—or they themselves—was cheating. Yet, thanks to such fellows, tragedies are possible.
    —Jean Genet (1910–1986)