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The Resource Jean Genet, Stephen Barber

Jean Genet, Stephen Barber

Label
Jean Genet
Title
Jean Genet
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Barber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This new short biography and critical work cuts directly to the essence of Genet's life, a life of extraordinary spectacle that was always profoundly entangled with his work. Stephen Barber emphasizes those elements that made Genet's life particularly inspirational in the 1960s and which continue to make it vital for us today." "Genet's work is a distillation of preoccupations and reinventions of crucial matters - sex, desire, death and revolution - all of which became mediated in the form of his own travels, imprisonments, sexual and emotional relationships, political engagements and protests. This book focuses directly on moments in Genet's life in which those preoccupations are vividly projected for the reader. Genet's novels, theatre works and film projects have been hugely influential for a vast array of writers, film-makers, choreographers and theatre directors, especially at moments of social crisis. Genet has also been an icon for the gay movement, for transvestite cultures and for creative and revolutionary individuals internationally."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UBY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barber, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, French
  • French literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Genet, Jean
  • Genet, Jean
Label
Jean Genet, Stephen Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction/
  • Edmund White
  • p. 7
  • 1.
  • Jack's hotel.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Jean Genet, the bastard.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • criminal child.
  • p. 18
  • 4.
  • Mettray colony.
  • p. 22
  • 5.
  • Crossings of Europe.
  • p. 26
  • 6.
  • Genet's prisons.
  • p. 30
  • 7.
  • Our lady of the flowers.
  • p. 35
  • 8.
  • Miracle of the rose.
  • p. 39
  • 9.
  • Genet in occupied Paris.
  • p. 43
  • 10.
  • Jean Cocteau : flaming creature.
  • p. 46
  • 11.
  • Funeral rites.
  • p. 49
  • 12.
  • Genet in liberated Paris.
  • p. 52
  • 13.
  • Querelle of Brest.
  • p. 55
  • 14.
  • Genet's hotel rooms.
  • p. 58
  • 15.
  • thief's journal.
  • p. 62
  • 16.
  • Lucien, Java, Decimo.
  • p. 66
  • 17.
  • Nico Papatakis and Genet.
  • p. 69
  • 18.
  • Un chant d'amour.
  • p. 72
  • 19.
  • penal colony.
  • p. 76
  • 20.
  • Genet's film projects.
  • p. 79
  • 21.
  • cock and the anus.
  • p. 83
  • 22.
  • screens.
  • p. 86
  • 23.
  • Unrest in the theatre.
  • p. 90
  • 24.
  • Genet's fragments.
  • p. 94
  • 25.
  • Rembrandt and the wound.
  • p. 98
  • 26.
  • Giacometti.
  • p. 102
  • 27.
  • tightrope-walker.
  • p. 107
  • 28.
  • Death, suicide, silence.
  • p. 111
  • 29.
  • Paule Thevenin and Genet.
  • p. 114
  • 30.
  • Genet in Japan.
  • p. 118
  • 31.
  • Genet and the destruction of America.
  • p. 121
  • 32.
  • Palestinians : love and death.
  • p. 129
  • 33.
  • brutal gesture.
  • p. 133
  • 34.
  • loving captive.
  • p. 137
  • 35.
  • Larache and London.
  • p. 142
  • 36.
  • Pages torn from the book of Genet.
  • p. 145
Control code
ocm56660980
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
153 p.
Isbn
9781861891785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Jean Genet, Stephen Barber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction/
  • Edmund White
  • p. 7
  • 1.
  • Jack's hotel.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Jean Genet, the bastard.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • criminal child.
  • p. 18
  • 4.
  • Mettray colony.
  • p. 22
  • 5.
  • Crossings of Europe.
  • p. 26
  • 6.
  • Genet's prisons.
  • p. 30
  • 7.
  • Our lady of the flowers.
  • p. 35
  • 8.
  • Miracle of the rose.
  • p. 39
  • 9.
  • Genet in occupied Paris.
  • p. 43
  • 10.
  • Jean Cocteau : flaming creature.
  • p. 46
  • 11.
  • Funeral rites.
  • p. 49
  • 12.
  • Genet in liberated Paris.
  • p. 52
  • 13.
  • Querelle of Brest.
  • p. 55
  • 14.
  • Genet's hotel rooms.
  • p. 58
  • 15.
  • thief's journal.
  • p. 62
  • 16.
  • Lucien, Java, Decimo.
  • p. 66
  • 17.
  • Nico Papatakis and Genet.
  • p. 69
  • 18.
  • Un chant d'amour.
  • p. 72
  • 19.
  • penal colony.
  • p. 76
  • 20.
  • Genet's film projects.
  • p. 79
  • 21.
  • cock and the anus.
  • p. 83
  • 22.
  • screens.
  • p. 86
  • 23.
  • Unrest in the theatre.
  • p. 90
  • 24.
  • Genet's fragments.
  • p. 94
  • 25.
  • Rembrandt and the wound.
  • p. 98
  • 26.
  • Giacometti.
  • p. 102
  • 27.
  • tightrope-walker.
  • p. 107
  • 28.
  • Death, suicide, silence.
  • p. 111
  • 29.
  • Paule Thevenin and Genet.
  • p. 114
  • 30.
  • Genet in Japan.
  • p. 118
  • 31.
  • Genet and the destruction of America.
  • p. 121
  • 32.
  • Palestinians : love and death.
  • p. 129
  • 33.
  • brutal gesture.
  • p. 133
  • 34.
  • loving captive.
  • p. 137
  • 35.
  • Larache and London.
  • p. 142
  • 36.
  • Pages torn from the book of Genet.
  • p. 145
Control code
ocm56660980
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
153 p.
Isbn
9781861891785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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