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The Passionate Penis: Erotic Drawings
First collection of the whimsical, explicit, even surreal Cocteau drawings of young men, many of whom were his friends and some, lovers. Margaret Crosland, the leading authority on Cocteau, wrote the comprehensive biographical introduction which delves into the origins of Cocteau's homosexuality.
Hardcover, 110 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Peter Owen Publishers
(first published 1993)
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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 a ...moreMore about Jean Cocteau