Jean Genet





Jean Genet

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born
in Paris, France
December 19, 1910

died
April 15, 1986

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Jean Genet was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but later took to writing novels, plays, poems, and essays, including Querelle de Brest, The Thief's Journal, Our Lady of the Flowers, The Balcony, The Blacks and The Maids.


Average rating: 4.00 · 13,768 ratings · 601 reviews · 69 distinct works · Similar authors
Our Lady of the Flowers
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,227 ratings — published 1943 — 48 editions
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The Thief's Journal
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,882 ratings — published 1949 — 42 editions
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The Balcony
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,510 ratings — published 1956 — 20 editions
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Querelle
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 1947 — 32 editions
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The Maids & Deathwatch
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,173 ratings — published 1954 — 8 editions
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Miracle of the Rose
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 678 ratings — published 1946 — 16 editions
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Les Bonnes
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 722 ratings — published 1959 — 20 editions
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Funeral Rites
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 527 ratings — published 1949 — 18 editions
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The Blacks
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 1958 — 16 editions
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Prisoner of Love
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1982 — 13 editions
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More books by Jean Genet…
“A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.”
Jean Genet

“To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.”
Jean Genet

“I could not take lightly the idea that people made love without me.”
Jean Genet, The Thief's Journal

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