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The Thief's Journal

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The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet
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The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel; an account of his impoverished travels across 1930s Europe. The narrator is guilty of vagrancy, petty theft and prostitution, but his writing transforms such degradations into an inverted moral code, where criminality and delinquency become heroic. With a holy trinity of his own making - homosexuality, theft and betrayal - in The Thief's Journal Genet produced a startlingly powerful novel without precedent.

Author Biography

Jean Genet, (born Dec. 19, 1910, Paris, France-died April 15, 1986, Paris), French criminal and social outcast turned writer who, as a novelist, transformed erotic and often obscene subject matter into a poetic vision of the universe and, as a dramatist, became a leading figure in the avant-garde theatre, especially the Theatre of the Absurd.
Release date NZ
March 7th, 2019
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Pages
240
ISBN-13
9780571340835
Product ID
26877120

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