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Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr
     

Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr

by Jean-Paul Sartre, Bernard Frechtman (Translator)
 

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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

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

"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

"Grandly conceived and passionately executed." —Harper’s

"One of the most astonishing critical studies ever written about one writer by another." —TIME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816677603
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/09/2012
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
721,252
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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