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Genet: A Biography

ISBN13: 9780679754794
ISBN: 0679754792
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $26.95
Publisher: Vintage
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Pages: 800
Average Goodreads rating: 4.16/5 (563 ratings)

Bastard, thief, prostitute, jailbird, Jean Genet was one of French literature's sacred monsters. in works from 'Our Lady of the Flowers' to 'The Screens', he created a scandalous personal mythology while savaging the conventions of his society. His career was a series of calculated shocks marked by feuds, rootlessness, and the embrace of unpopular causes and outcast peoples. Now this most enigmatic of writers has found his ideal biographer in novelist Edmund White, whose eloquent and often poignant chronicle does justice to the unruly narrative of Genet's life even as it maps the various worlds in which he lived and the perverse landscape of his imagination.