Saint Genet, actor and martyr

by Jean-Paul Sartre

Other authorsBernard Frechtman (Translator)
Hardcover, 1963




New York, G. Braziller, 1963.


Saint Genet is Jean-Paul Sartre's classic biography of Jean Genet--thief, convict, and great artist--a character of almost legendary proportions whose influence grows stronger with time. Bringing together two of the century's greatest minds and artists, Saint Genet is at once a compelling psychological portrait, masterpiece of literary criticism, and one of Sartre's most personal and inspired philosophical creations.

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LibraryThing member tungsten_peerts
I can't in good conscience rate this. I read it, but I didn't understand it. The only thing I can recall is that Sartre spends a bunch of time discussing "the being of non-being and the non-being of being."

Alas, I have to follow that with the all-too-pedestrian/philistine tail "... whatever THAT is."

Count this as a rare moment where I abandon my good grad-school training and fail to nod sagely.
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