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The Thief's Journal
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Jean Genet
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The Thief's Journal

Jean Genet


9780571340835

Faber & Faber


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

256 pages

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The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel; an account of his impoverished travels across 1930s Europe. The narrator is guilty of vagrancy, petty theft and prostitution, but his writing transforms such degradations into an inverted moral code, where criminality and delinquency become heroic. With a holy trinity of his own making - homosexuality, theft and betrayal - in The Thief's Journal Genet produced a startlingly powerful novel without precedent.

By:   Jean Genet
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   215g
ISBN:   9780571340835
ISBN 10:   0571340830
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jean Genet, (born Dec. 19, 1910, Paris, France - died April 15, 1986, Paris), French criminal and social outcast turned writer who, as a novelist, transformed erotic and often obscene subject matter into a poetic vision of the universe and, as a dramatist, became a leading figure in the avant-garde theatre, especially the Theatre of the Absurd.

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