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Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr Paperback – February 10, 2012
Saint Genet is Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic biography of Jean Genet—thief, convict, and great artist—a character of almost legendary proportions whose influence grows stronger with time. Bringing together two of the century’s greatest minds and artists, Saint Genet is at once a compelling psychological portrait, masterpiece of literary criticism, and one of Sartre’s most personal and inspired philosophical creations.
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"A remarkable achievement." —New York Times
"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." —Newsweek
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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.
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,755,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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