Genet: A Biography

Genet: A Biography

by Edmund White


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A meticulously researched biography of Jean Genet, one of France's most notorious writers. Acclaimed novelist and essayist Edmund White illuminates Genet's experiences in the worlds of crime, homosexuality, politics, and high culture, and gives a compelling analysis of Genet's plays, novels, and essays. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.

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ISBN-13: 9780679754794
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1994
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Edmund White was born in Cincinnati in 1940. His previous books include Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the King of Naples, States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, A Boy's Own Story, Caracole and The Beautiful Room Is Empty. He lives in Paris.

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Genet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. I was inimidated by the size of this biography and had no intention of reading it when I picked it up from reserve at the library. It's fascinating, reads like an historical novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago