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White, Edmund

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ISBN 10: 070113397X / ISBN 13: 9780701133979
Editore: Chatto & Windus, London, 1993
Usato Condizione: As New Rilegato
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xliii, 820pp. + 24pp. of illustrations. An as new copy of this massive work. Codice inventario libreria 25852

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Titolo: Genet

Casa editrice: Chatto & Windus, London

Data di pubblicazione: 1993

Legatura: Cloth

Condizione libro:As New

Condizione sovraccoperta: As New

Edizione: First Edition

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This biography aims to uncover the truth about one of the century's strangest and most mysterious literary rebels. Genet's early life encompassed thieving, the French Foreign Legion and homosexual prostitution. In prison in the 1940s, he began to write. Plays and novels - including "Thief's Journal" and "Our Lady of Flowers" followed. Hailed as a genius, and taken up by the fashionable literary society of post-war Paris, he later espoused the Black Panther movement in America and the Palestinian fight for a homeland. Edmund White examines the motivations behind the extremes in Genet's life and writing. Striving to separate the facts from the myths, and working from assembled letters and interviews, White creates a portrait of an extraordinary man. Edmund White is both novelist and critic, the author of "A Boy's Own Story" and "The Beautiful Room is Empty".

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