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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Translator's Note
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Book I: The Metamorphosis
  2. pp. 1-1
  1. The Melodious Child Dead in Me Long Before the Ax Chops Off My Head
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. A Dizzying Word
  2. pp. 17-48
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  1. Book II: First Conversion: Evil
  2. pp. 49-49
  1. I Will Be the Thief
  2. pp. 49-58
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  1. I Decided to Be What Crime Made of Me
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. The Eternal Couple of the Criminal and the Saint . . .
  2. pp. 73-137
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  1. I Is Another
  2. pp. 138-149
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  1. A Daily Labor, Long and Disappointing . . .
  2. pp. 150-193
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  1. "To Succeed in Being All, Strive to Be Nothing in Anything"
  2. pp. 194-249
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  1. Cain
  2. pp. 250-353
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  1. Book III: Second Metamorphosis: The Aesthete
  2. pp. 355-355
  1. Strange Hell of Beauty . . .
  2. pp. 355-401
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  1. I Went to Theft as to a Liberation, as to the Light
  2. pp. 402-423
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  1. Book IV: Third Metamorphosis: The Writer
  2. pp. 425-425
  1. A Mechanism Having the Exact Rigor of Verse
  2. pp. 425-446
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  1. And I, Gentler than a Wicked Angel, Lead Her by the Hand
  2. pp. 447-482
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  1. On the Fine Arts Considered as Murder
  2. pp. 483-543
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  1. My Victory Is Verbal and I Owe It to the Sumptuousness of the Terms
  2. pp. 544-583
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  1. Please Use Genet Properly
  2. pp. 584-599
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 601-601
  1. 1. Self-Portrait of the Good Citizen
  2. pp. 601-606
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  1. 2. The Tzedek Test
  2. pp. 607-610
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  1. 3. The Maids
  2. pp. 611-625
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816680429
Related ISBN
9780816677603
MARC Record
OCLC
859380363
Pages
640
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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