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Jean Genet

Novelist, Playwright (19-Dec-1910 — 15-Apr-1986)


Shlomo Giora Shoham. Art, Crime, and Madness: Gesualdo, Caravaggio, Genet, Van Gogh, Artaud. Sussex Academic Press. 2003. 223pp.

Edmund White. Genet: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1993. 728pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.263)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.250)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.483)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.575)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.99)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.190)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.184)

  14. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.541-44)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.392)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.198)

  17. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.323-24)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.29)

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