Jean Genet

French novelist, playwright, and poet (1910–1986) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jean Genet (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʒənɛ]; (1910-12-19)19 December 1910(1986-04-15)15 April 1986) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. In his early life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but he later became a writer and playwright. His major works include the novels The Thief's Journal and Our Lady of the Flowers and the plays The Balcony, The Maids and The Screens.[1]

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Jean Genet
Jean Genet in 1983
Jean Genet in 1983
Born(1910-12-19)19 December 1910
Paris, France
Died15 April 1986(1986-04-15) (aged 75)
Paris, France
  • Novelist
  • dramatist
  • political activist
  • poet
  • philosopher
GenreTheatre of Cruelty, erotic, theatre, absurdist
SubjectCrime, homosexuality, sadomasochism, existentialism
Literary movementTheatre of the Absurd
Notable worksOur Lady of the Flowers (1943)
The Thief's Journal (1949)
The Maids (1947)
The Balcony (1956)