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The thief's journal

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The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for spiritual glory through the pursuit of evil. Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's "Black Prince of Letters" here reconstructs his early adult years -- time he spent as a petty criminal and vagabond, traveling through Spain and Antwerp, occasionally border hopping across the rest of Europe, always one step aheadof the authorities. "Only a handful of twentieth-century writers, such as Kafka and Proust, have as important, as authoritative, as irrevocable a voice and style." -- Susan Sontag; "One of the strongest and most vital accounts of a life ever set down on paper. . . . Genet has dramatized the story of his own life with a power and vision which take the breath away. The Thief's Journal will undoubtedly establish Genet as one of the most daring literary figures of all time." -- The New York Post
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subject_facet Autobiographical fiction, Electronic books, Genet, Jean, -- 1910-1986 -- Fiction
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title_full The thief's journal / by Jean Genet ; foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman, The thief's journal [electronic resource] Genet, Jean, 1910-1986.
title_short The thief's journal
topic_facet Electronic books, Genet, Jean