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Riassunto: Starting in 1970, Jean Genet—petty thief, prostitute, modernist master—spent two years in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. Always an outcast himself, Genet was drawn to this displaced people, an attraction that was to prove as complicated for him as it was enduring. Prisoner of Love, written some ten years later, when many of the men Genet had known had been killed, and he himself was dying, is a beautifully observed description of that time and those men as well as a reaffirmation of the author's commitment not only to the Palestinian revolution but to rebellion itself. For Genet's most overtly political book is also his most personal—the last step in the unrepentantly sacrilegious pilgrimage first recorded in The Thief's Journal, and a searching meditation, packed with visions, ruses, and contradictions, on such life-and-death issues as the politics of the image and the seductive and treacherous character of identity. Genet's final masterpiece is a lyrical and philosophical voyage to the bloody intersection of oppression, terror, and desire at the heart of the contemporary world.
About the Author: JEAN GENET (1910–1986) was born in Paris. Abandoned by his mother at seven months, he was raised in state institutions and charged with his first crime when he was ten. After spending many of his teenage years in a reformatory, Genet enrolled in the Foreign Legion, though he later deserted, turning to a life of thieving and pimping that resulted in repeated jail terms and, eventually, a sentence of life imprisonment. In prison Genet began to write—poems and prose that combined pornography and an open celebration of criminality with an extraordinary baroque, high literary style—and on the strength of this work found himself acclaimed by such literary luminaries as Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir, whose advocacy secured for him a presidential pardon in 1948. Between 1944 and 1948 Genet wrote four novels, Our Lady of the Flowers, Miracle of the Rose, Funeral Rites, and Querelle, and the scandalizing memoir A Thief’s Journal! . Throughout the Fifties he devoted himself to theater, writing the boldly experimental and increasingly political plays The Balcony, The Blacks, and The Screens. After a silence of some twenty years, Genet began his last book, Prisoner of Love, in 1983. It was completed just before he died.
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Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 1992. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0th Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP2721460
Descrizione libro Wesleyan University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Only slightly differentiated from a new book. Undamaged cover and spine. Pages may display light wear but no marks. Codice libro della libreria G0819552461I2N00
Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 1992. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0th Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP92749892
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808195524643.0
Descrizione libro Hanover, NH, U.S.A.: Wesleyan Univ Press, 1992, Hanover, NH, U.S.A., 1992. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First American Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First printing per number line. Head of spine on book and dust jacket exhibit water stain. Book has no writing or marking. Codice libro della libreria 001160
Descrizione libro University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine in Fine dj. 8vo. 373 pp. Light shelf-wear, otherwise crisp, clean copy. "Account of the last decades of his life that translates his experience with the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Black Panthers into a meditation on power, territoriality, and the nature of the outsider.". Codice libro della libreria 55074
Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. Dust jacket has slight scrape upper spine edge, otherwise very good. Codice libro della libreria 082701
Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0819552461
Descrizione libro Wesleyan University Press, 1992. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1st printing. F+/F+. Codice libro della libreria 28523
Descrizione libro Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 1992, 1st printing., 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Black 8vo. hardcover, silver spine titles, 375 pages. Fine, like new condition, in a Fine dust jacket in a glassine wrapper. [Catalog-First Editions]. Codice libro della libreria 03940