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The Criminal Child by Jean Genet

The Criminal Child

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The Criminal Child by Jean Genet
Jan 21, 2020 | ISBN 9781681373614
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“[This book is] united by Genet’s signature probing prose and his fascination with morality, misfits, and art….Throughout, Genet is a deft, sensual, and outrageous critic—in regards to theater, he proclaims, ‘A performance that does not act on my soul is vain.’  Fans will be pleased with this gathering of Genet’s inimitable reflections on art, life, and his muses.” —Publishers Weekly

“[T]his text provides crucial insights into Genet’s way of thinking.” —John Gray, The New Statesman

“Genet’s sense of language [moved] seamlessly from street argot to the sublime…. Genet’s poetry drew me to write; his imagery drew Robert [Mapplethorpe] to the camera.” —Patti Smith, The Paris Review  

“Beside [Genet], Henry Miller is but a cheerfully smutty college sophomore, Sade a dilettante aristocrat of eccentric habits, Gide a genteel old lady sedately cultivating nightshade in her little kitchen garden.” —Time

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