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Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr Paperback – February 10, 2012

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"A brilliant and unorthodox book, crowded with insights that will disturb and illuminate." —The Atlantic

"A remarkable achievement." —
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"The brilliance and humanity and erudition and unsentimental compassion that have gone into this work are literally unbelievable. . . . Saint Genet is biographical exegesis carried to the point of high art." —
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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) was a renowned philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and literary critic. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, an honor he declined.

Bernard Frechtman was Jean Genet’s first American translator and literary agent.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Univ Of Minnesota Press; Reprint, Translation edition (February 10, 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 640 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0816677603
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0816677603
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.8 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
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Novelist, playwright, and biographer Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80) is widely considered one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. His major works include "No Exit," "Nausea," "The Wall," "The Age of Reason," "Critique of Dialectical Reason," "Being and Nothingness," and "Roads to Freedom," an allegory of man's search for commitment, and not, as the man at the off-licence says, an everyday story of French country folk.

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