Jean Cocteau


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in Maisons-Laffitte, France
July 05, 1889

Died
October 11, 1963

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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Along with other Surrealists of his generation (Jean Anouilh and René Char for example) Cocteau grappled with the "algebra" of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde. His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Colette, Édith Piaf, whom he cast in one of his one act plays entitled Le Bel Indifferent in 1940, and Raymond Radiguet.

His work was played out in the theatrical world of the Grands Theatres, the Boulevards and beyond during the Parisian epoque he both l
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“Living is a horizontal fall.”
Jean Cocteau, Opium: The Diary of His Cure

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
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“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
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