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Genet : Vintage - Edmund White

Paperback Published: 4th October 1994
ISBN: 9780679754794
Number Of Pages: 800

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A meticulously researched biography of Jean Genet, one of France's most notorious writers. Acclaimed novelist and essayist Edmund White illuminates Genet's experiences in the worlds of crime, homosexuality, politics, and high culture, and gives a compelling analysis of Genet's plays, novels, and essays. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.

Industry Reviews

'Dazzling. Genet has found a scrupulous, meticulous chronicler in Edmund White.' -- Philip Henscher, The Guardian

'An absorbing and magisterial biography...a labor of love in every sense. A comparable achievement [is] Richard Ellmann's biography of Oscar Wilde.'

-- John Bayley, The Evening Standard

'Elegant, meticulous and wholly satisfying.'

-- Brian Masters, The Sunday telegraph

'White has caught the uncatchable man -- the public Genet as well as the recluse: no better praise can be given a biographer.'

-- Paul Bailey, The Daily Telegraph

From the Hardcover edition.

ISBN: 9780679754794
ISBN-10: 0679754792
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 4th October 1994
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5  x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.87