Jean Genet


Born
in Paris, France
December 19, 1910

Died
April 15, 1986

Genre

Influences


Jean Genet (1910-1986), poet, novelist, playwright, and political essayist, was one of the most significant French writers of the twentieth century. His work, much of it considered scandalous when it first appeared, is now placed among the classics of modern literature and has been translated and performed throughout the world.

Average rating: 3.98 · 23,818 ratings · 1,168 reviews · 84 distinct worksSimilar authors
Our Lady of the Flowers

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4.03 avg rating — 5,140 ratings — published 1943 — 70 editions
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The Thief's Journal

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3.98 avg rating — 3,320 ratings — published 1949 — 80 editions
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The Balcony

3.84 avg rating — 2,436 ratings — published 1956 — 33 editions
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The Maids & Deathwatch

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3.96 avg rating — 1,740 ratings — published 1954 — 11 editions
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Querelle of Brest

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3.93 avg rating — 2,054 ratings — published 1947 — 57 editions
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Les Bonnes

3.67 avg rating — 1,812 ratings — published 1947 — 34 editions
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Miracle of the Rose

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4.10 avg rating — 1,091 ratings — published 1946 — 38 editions
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Funeral Rites

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4.06 avg rating — 827 ratings — published 1949 — 26 editions
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Prisoner of Love

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4.14 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 1982 — 17 editions
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The Blacks

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3.65 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 1958 — 26 editions
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“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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