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Genet

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Genet
by Edmund White
with a Chronology by Albert Dichy

Hardback with dust jacket. Matte text pages with glossy illustrated section. Green
Item in very good condition. Only minor signs of shelf wear. Slight marks on bottom edge near corner.

This biography aims to uncover the truth about one of the century's strangest and most mysterious literary rebels. Genet's early life encompassed thieving, the French Foreign Legion and homosexual prostitution. In prison in the 1940s, he began to write. Plays and novels - including "Thief's Journal" and "Our Lady of Flowers" followed. Hailed as a genius, and taken up by the fashionable literary society of post-war Paris, he later espoused the Black Panther movement in America and the Palestinian fight for a homeland. Edmund White examines the motivations behind the extremes in Genet's life and writing. Striving to separate the facts from the myths, and working from assembled letters and interviews, White creates a portrait of an extraordinary man.;Edmund White is both novelist and critic, the author of "A Boy's Own Story" and "The Beautiful Room is Empty".

Item details

Author(s):
White, Edmund
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6.5" x 9.5"
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
070113397X
ISBN-13:
9780701133979
Number of pages:
820
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
Genet

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Genet
by Edmund White
with a Chronology by Albert Dichy

Hardback with dust jacket. Matte text pages with glossy illustrated section. Green
Item in very good condition. Only minor signs of shelf wear. Slight marks on bottom edge near corner.

This biography aims to uncover the truth about one of the century's strangest and most mysterious literary rebels. Genet's early life encompassed thieving, the French Foreign Legion and homosexual prostitution. In prison in the 1940s, he began to write. Plays and novels - including "Thief's Journal" and "Our Lady of Flowers" followed. Hailed as a genius, and taken up by the fashionable literary society of post-war Paris, he later espoused the Black Panther movement in America and the Palestinian fight for a homeland. Edmund White examines the motivations behind the extremes in Genet's life and writing. Striving to separate the facts from the myths, and working from assembled letters and interviews, White creates a portrait of an extraordinary man.;Edmund White is both novelist and critic, the author of "A Boy's Own Story" and "The Beautiful Room is Empty".

Author(s):
White, Edmund
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6.5" x 9.5"
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
070113397X
ISBN-13:
9780701133979
Number of pages:
820
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
Genet

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