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The thief's journal

Genet, Jean, 1910-19862019
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The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel; an account of his impoverished travels across 1930s Europe. The narrator is guilty of vagrancy, petty theft and prostitution, but his writing transforms such degradations into an inverted moral code, where criminality and delinquency become heroic. With a holy trinity of his own making -- homosexuality, theft and betrayal -- in The Thief's Journal Genet produced a startlingly powerful novel without precedent.
Main title:
The thief's journal / Jean Genet ; translated by Bernard Frechtman ; with an introduction by Ahdaf Soueif.
Author:
Genet, Jean, 1910-1986, authorFrechtman, Bernard, translatorSoueif, Ahdaf, writer of introduction
Imprint:
London : Faber & Faber, 2019.
Collation:
240 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Originally published: [Place of publication not identified] : Faber, 1949.Translated from the French.
ISBN:
97805713408359780571340835 (paperback)
Dewey class:
843.912
Language:
EnglishFrench
BRN:
381954
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionGENEAvailable
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