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Jean Genet in Tangier Paperback – July, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco Pr (July 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880012463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880012461
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,302,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Smith VINE VOICE on June 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book details the encounters of Choukri with Jean Genet in Tangier over a short period of time. The prose describing the encounters and the selection of details to include in the description is masterful - in a slim volume one gains both a feeling of Morocco's bureaucrats, of the author's respect for Genet and of Genet himself. There is no hint of "gossip column" or "me with a big shot" - both of which are dangers for this type of writing. This is book is well worth your time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PuppyTalk on May 5, 2005
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One of the rare books I could read in one breath. It is short, inspiring, and imaginative. Choukri's writing is very simple, like a dessin, in a diary style. Simple, yet it tells so much about so many things, mainly about Genet and how he relates to people, what he thinks about literature. It also tells a good deal about Morocco. The translation is excellent, I think. The beauty of the language is well preserved.

One will sense the respect Choukri has for Genet, and his compassion, sensitivity and warmth toward the society. There are a few pictures of the author with Genet and his friends also, which is a treat.

A great page turner. Couldn't put it down. One of the most beautiful proses I've ever read. Now I'm looking for more books by Choukri.
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