The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

Jean Genet, Bernard Frechtman


The Thief's magazine might be Jean Genet's such a lot authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for non secular glory in the course of the pursuit of evil. Writing within the intensely lyrical prose variety that's his trademark, the guy Jean Cocteau dubbed France's "Black Prince of Letters" right here reconstructs his early grownup years -- time he spent as a petty legal and vagabond, touring via Spain and Antwerp, sometimes border hopping around the remainder of Europe, continually one step sooner than the specialists. "Only a handful of twentieth-century writers, reminiscent of Kafka and Proust, have as vital, as authoritative, as irrevocable a voice and style." -- Susan Sontag; "One of the most powerful and most important bills of a existence ever set down on paper. . . . Genet has dramatized the tale of his personal lifestyles with an influence and imaginative and prescient which take the breath away. The Thief's magazine will absolutely identify Genet as the most bold literary figures of all time." -- the hot York Post

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