French novelist, playwright, poet, deathwatch rites de bataille pdf, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but he later took to writing. Genet’s mother was a prostitute who raised him for the first seven months of his life before putting him up for adoption.
Thereafter Genet was raised in the provincial town of Alligny-en-Morvan, in the Nièvre department of central France. After the death of his foster mother, Genet was placed with an elderly couple but remained with them less than two years. According to the wife, “he was going out nights and also seemed to be wearing makeup. On one occasion he squandered a considerable sum of money, which they had entrusted him for delivery elsewhere, on a visit to a local fair. For this and other misdemeanors, including repeated acts of vagrancy, he was sent at the age of 15 to Mettray Penal Colony where he was detained between 2 September 1926 and 1 March 1929.
After returning to Paris, France in 1937, Genet was in and out of prison through a series of arrests for theft, use of false papers, vagabondage, lewd acts, and other offenses. In Paris, Genet sought out and introduced himself to Jean Cocteau, who was impressed by his writing. By 1949, Genet had completed five novels, three plays, and numerous poems, many controversial for their explicit and often deliberately provocative portrayal of homosexuality and criminality. Between 1955 and 1961, Genet wrote three more plays as well as an essay called “What Remains of a Rembrandt Torn into Four Equal Pieces and Flushed Down the Toilet”, on which hinged Jacques Derrida’s analysis of Genet in his seminal work Glas. From the late 1960s, starting with an homage to Daniel Cohn-Bendit after the events of May 1968, Genet became politically active. He participated in demonstrations drawing attention to the living conditions of immigrants in France. Genet also supported Angela Davis and George Jackson, as well as Michel Foucault and Daniel Defert’s Prison Information Group.
In September 1982, Genet was in Beirut when the massacres took place in the Palestinian camps of Sabra and Shatila. By proxy, Jean Genet even managed to make an unlikely appearance in the pop charts when in 1972, David Bowie released his popular hit single “The Jean Genie”. Bowie confirmed that the title “was a clumsy pun upon Jean Genet”. Genet developed throat cancer and was found dead on 15 April 1986, in a hotel room in Paris.
Genet may have fallen on the floor and fatally hit his head. He is buried in the Spanish Cemetery in Larache, Morocco. Throughout his five early novels, Genet works to subvert the traditional set of moral values of his assumed readership. He celebrates a beauty in evil, emphasizes his singularity, raises violent criminals to icons, and enjoys the specificity of gay gesture and coding and the depiction of scenes of betrayal. Genet wrote an essay on the work of the Swiss sculptor and artist Alberto Giacometti entitled L’Atelier d’Alberto Giacometti. It was highly praised by such major artists as Giacometti himself and Picasso.
Genet wrote in an informal style, incorporating excerpts of conversations between himself and Giacometti. Genet’s plays present highly stylized depictions of ritualistic struggles between outcasts of various kinds and their oppressors. The Blacks was, after The Balcony, the second of Genet’s plays to be staged in New York. The production was the longest running Off-Broadway non-musical of the decade.
Originally premiered in Paris in 1959, this 1961 New York production ran for 1,408 performances. In 1950, Genet directed Un Chant d’Amour, a 26-minute black-and-white film depicting the fantasies of a gay male prisoner and his prison warden. Genet’s work has also been adapted for film and produced by other filmmakers. In 1982, Rainer Werner Fassbinder released Querelle, his final film, which was based on Querelle of Brest. Several of Genet’s plays were adapted into films.
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Complementary texts “How to Perform The Balcony” and “Note” published in 1962. Used as a base for the script of Tony Richardson’s film Mademoiselle, made in 1966. The Genet Translations: Poetry and Posthumous Plays. First published in L’Express, September 1958. First published in Tel Quel, April 1967. Interview with Madeleine Gobeil for Playboy”, April 1964, pp.
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