The Thief's Journal

Author(s): Jean Genet
Original Publish Date: Feb 02, 1994
Product Number: EB00641018
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802194251
Publisher: Grove Press
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"The mist beautiful book that Genet has written." —Jean-Paul Sartre The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically biographical 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