Jean Genet





Jean Genet


Born
in Paris, France
December 19, 1910

Died
April 15, 1986

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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: 3.96 · 14,379 ratings · 682 reviews · 75 distinct works · Similar authors
Our Lady of the Flowers

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4.03 avg rating — 3,813 ratings — published 1943 — 53 editions
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The Thief's Journal

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4.01 avg rating — 2,263 ratings — published 1949 — 54 editions
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The Balcony

3.84 avg rating — 1,778 ratings — published 1956 — 21 editions
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The Maids & Deathwatch

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3.94 avg rating — 1,361 ratings — published 1954 — 9 editions
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Querelle

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3.95 avg rating — 1,475 ratings — published 1947 — 39 editions
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Miracle of the Rose

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4.12 avg rating — 798 ratings — published 1946 — 20 editions
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Les Bonnes

3.70 avg rating — 999 ratings — published 1959 — 26 editions
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Funeral Rites

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4.09 avg rating — 619 ratings — published 1949 — 22 editions
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Prisoner of Love

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4.21 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 1982 — 13 editions
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The Blacks

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3.67 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 1958 — 19 editions
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More books by Jean Genet…
“Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.”
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

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