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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Genet's fictionalized and distant account of his rambles through France, Czechoslavakia, Germany and elsewhere in the '30s and '40s, covering his time in prison, his relationships with men such as the one-armed Stilitano, along with erotic accounts of his lovers during the period, and interspersed with meditation and daydreams.Book Description:
The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet is a novel like few others, described by the New York Post as possessing 'a power and vision which take the breath away', and by Jean-Paul Sartre as 'the most beautiful book that Genet has written.'
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1967. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140025820
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1967. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140025820
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