Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

by James S. Williams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719058844
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Series: French Film Directors Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James S. Williams is Professor of Modern French Literature and Film at Royal Holloway, University of London

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Living Artist and the Posthumous Work     7
Paradise Lived and Lost     18
Natural-born Legend     25
Prince in Exile     34
Russian Lessons     45
Cocteau's First War     55
The Greatest Battle     67
Happy Families     75
Genius of France     85
A Child Carrying a Cane     94
Annus Mirabilis/Annus Miserabilis     104
Lost in the Wilderness     114
An Ass Bearing the Lord     123
Miracle or Simulacrum?     131
Body and Blood of a Poet     142
Tripping Across the World     153
Enter Apollo     165
World War Redux     176
No Man's Land     187
Club Santo-Sospir     201
The Long Haul     214
Jean Cocteau is Dead, Long Live Cocteau!     225
References     239
Select Bibliography     245
Acknowledgements     251
Photo Acknowledgements     253

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