The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

Book - 1987
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French playwright Genet creates a self-portrait in an account reflecting his life and radical ideas about society.
The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for spiritual glory through the pursuit of evil. Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's "Black Prince of Letters" here reconstructs his early adult years - time he spent as a petty criminal and vagabond, traveling through Spain and Antwerp, occasionally border hopping across the rest of Europe, always one step ahead of the authorities.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [1987]
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9780802130143
Branch Call Number: FICTION GENET...J
Characteristics: 268 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Translation of: Journal du voleur


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