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Treasures of the Night: The Collected Poems of Jean Genet

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Paperback, 118 pages
Published March 28th 1981 by Gay Sunshine Press (first published January 1st 1981)
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Tracy
Apr 04, 2012 Tracy rated it liked it
It would seem that this is the first translation of Genet's poetry, and while the attempt is delightfully absurdist at times, looking at the French shows how much is lost in the translation. I checked out a few of Mark Spitzer's translations of the same poems (which can be found on his website.) Spitzer's translations restored much of the flow to these poems, and provided me with a whole new sense of comprehension of the poems. I would recommend that rather than read this one, check out Spitzer' ...more
Conrado
Jan 07, 2012 Conrado rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A defensa de Genet, la calificación puesta no es porque sea mala su obra, sino por la mala calidad de la edición y presumiblemente de la traducción —el único par de notas del traductor no podía no estar en desacuerdo.
Jim Booth
Jun 12, 2015 Jim Booth rated it liked it
The poems in the Genet collection "Treasures of the Night" will shock and offend those unprepared to accept love's alternative practitioners. Genet would like that....

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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.
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