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Fragments of the Artwork

(2003)
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Fragments of the Artwork brings together Jean Genet's critical writings and open letters on art and aesthetic issues. This collection testifies to Genet's enormous influence on the modern theater, on the development of the novel, and on the representation of crime, sex, gender, and race. In lyrical essays and one candid interview, these works present an untutored, original, defiant Genet, displaying his provocative insights and acuities on a range of topics.

Genet wrestles with the athletic genius of Rembrandt, adores the intricate criminal resurrections of Dostoevsky, challenges our easy readings of Brecht, and, in what is one of the most exalting art historical essays ever written, provides us with his detailed personal account of the work and presence of Alberto Giacometti. Altogether these essays comprise a series of engrossing meditations on the central motives of theatricality and art.



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Hardback Editions

April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fragments of the Artwork (Meridian, Crossing Aesthetics)
Author(s): Jean Genet, Charlotte Mandell
ISBN: 0-8047-4286-3 / 978-0-8047-4286-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stanford University Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fragments of the Artwork (Meridian) (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-8047-4287-1 / 978-0-8047-4287-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stanford University Press
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