9780802130143-0802130143-The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

ISBN-13: 9780802130143
ISBN-10: 0802130143
Edition: Reissue
Author: Jean Genet
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780802130143
ISBN-10: 0802130143
Edition: Reissue
Author: Jean Genet
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged author Jean Genet wrote The Thief's Journal comprising 272 pages back in 1994. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0802130143 and 9780802130143. Since then The Thief's Journal textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for spiritual glory through the pursuit of evil. Writing in the intensely lyrical prose style that is his trademark, the man Jean Cocteau dubbed France's "Black Prince of Letters" here reconstructs his early adult years -- time he spent as a petty criminal and vagabond, traveling through Spain and Antwerp, occasionally border hopping across the rest of Europe, always one step ahead of the authorities. "Only a handful of twentieth-century writers, such as Kafka and Proust, have as important, as authoritative, as irrevocable a voice and style." -- Susan Sontag; "One of the strongest and most vital accounts of a life ever set down on paper. . . . Genet has dramatized the story of his own life with a power and vision which take the breath away. The Thief's Journal will undoubtedly establish Genet as one of the most daring literary figures of all time." -- The New York Post

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