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The Resource The thief's journal, Jean Genet ; with a new introduction by Patti Smith ; foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman

The thief's journal, Jean Genet ; with a new introduction by Patti Smith ; foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman

Label
The thief's journal
Title
The thief's journal
Statement of responsibility
Jean Genet ; with a new introduction by Patti Smith ; foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"First published in France in 1949, The Thief's Journal is Jean Genet's iconic work of autobiographical fiction. This new edition brings his legendary genius to future generations of readers, with an introduction by Genet's great admirer, Patti Smith. From a prison cell, the journal's narrator recounts his travels across Europe in the 1930s--as a vagabond, pickpocket, and occasional prostitute--in pursuit of spiritual fulfilment through erotic trysts and evil deeds. Worshipping his own holy trinity of homosexuality, theft, and betrayal, he conducts every burglary, and each sexual encounter, with the elaborate, reverent ritual of a religious ceremony. Dressed in rags and stealing for his survival, he must evade the authorities for as long as possible..."--From publisher.
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1910-1986
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Genet, Jean
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2613.E53
LC item number
J613 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1905-1980
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Patti
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • Frechtman, Bernard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genet, Jean
  • Rogues and vagabonds
  • Criminals
  • Gay men
  • Male homosexuality
  • Male prostitution
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
The thief's journal, Jean Genet ; with a new introduction by Patti Smith ; foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation from the French of : Journal du voleur
  • "Originally published by Librarie Gallimard in Paris, France under the title Journal du voleur, copyright ©1949."--Title page verso
  • Reprint. First Grove Atlantic edition 1964
Bar code
31223127153543
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780802128270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20190107-060
System control number
(OCoLC)1005562653
Label
The thief's journal, Jean Genet ; with a new introduction by Patti Smith ; foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation from the French of : Journal du voleur
  • "Originally published by Librarie Gallimard in Paris, France under the title Journal du voleur, copyright ©1949."--Title page verso
  • Reprint. First Grove Atlantic edition 1964
Bar code
31223127153543
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780802128270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20190107-060
System control number
(OCoLC)1005562653

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