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Author Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980.

Title Saint Genet : actor and martyr / Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated by Bernard Frechtman
Edition First University of Minnesota Press edition
Published Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (625 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Translator's Note; BOOK I: THE METAMORPHOSIS; The Melodious Child Dead in Me Long Before the Ax Chops Off My Head; A Dizzying Word; BOOK II: FIRST CONVERSION: EVIL; I Will Be the Thief; I Decided to Be What Crime Made of Me; The Eternal Couple of the Criminal and the Saint . . .; I Is Another; A Daily Labor, Long and Disappointing . . .; "To Succeed in Being All, Strive to Be Nothing in Anything"; Cain; BOOK III: SECOND METAMORPHOSIS: THE AESTHETE; Strange Hell of Beauty . . .; I Went to Theft as to a Liberation, as to the Light; BOOK IV: THIRD METAMORPHOSIS: THE WRITER
A Mechanism Having the Exact Rigor of VerseAnd I, Gentler than a Wicked Angel, Lead Her by the Hand; On the Fine Arts Considered as Murder; My Victory Is Verbal and I Owe It to the Sumptuousness of the Terms; Please Use Genet Properly; APPENDICES; 1. Self-Portrait of the Good Citizen; 2. The Tzedek Test; 3. The Maids
Summary ". Saint Genet is Jean-Paul Sartre & rsquo;s classic biography of Jean Genet & amp;mdash;thief, convict, and great artist & amp;mdash;a character of almost legendary proportions whose influence grows stronger with time. Bringing together two of the century & amp;rsquo;s greatest minds and artists, Saint Genet is at once a compelling psychological portrait, masterpiece of literary criticism, and one of Sartre & amp;rsquo;s most personal and inspired philosophical creations."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Genet, Jean, 1910-1986.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography.
Criminals -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Frechtman, Bernard.
LC no. 2011052920
ISBN 0816680426 (electronic bk.)
1299946917 (ebk)
9780816680429 (electronic bk.)
9781299946910 (ebk)
Other Titles Saint GenĂȘt, comĂ©dien et martyr. English