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Jean Cocteau

Author : Claude Arnaud
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 1039 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2016-09-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780300182163

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Jean Cocteau by Claude Arnaud Pdf

This passionate and monumental biography reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century Unevenly respected, easily hated, almost always suspected of being inferior to his reputation, Jean Cocteau has often been thought of as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. In this landmark biography, Claude Arnaud thoroughly contests this characterization, as he celebrates Cocteau’s “fragile genius—a combination almost unlivable in art” but in his case so fertile. Arnaud narrates the life of this legendary French novelist, poet, playwright, director, filmmaker, and designer who, as a young man, pretended to be a sort of a god, but who died as a humble and exhausted craftsman. His moving and compassionate account examines the nature of Cocteau’s chameleon-like genius, his romantic attachments, his controversial politics, and his intimate involvement with many of the century’s leading artistic lights, including Picasso, Proust, Hemingway, Stravinsky, and Tennessee Williams. Already published to great critical acclaim in France, Arnaud’s penetrating and deeply researched work reveals a uniquely gifted artist while offering a magnificent cultural history of the twentieth century.

Jean Cocteau

Author : James S. Williams
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2008-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 186189354X

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Jean Cocteau by James S. Williams Pdf

Evaluating Cocteau’s career and his fascinating personal life on equal terms, James Williams offers here a groundbreaking analysis that sets them both within highly revealing historical and artistic contexts.

Letter to the Americans

Author : Jean Cocteau
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2022-06-07
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780811231602

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Letter to the Americans by Jean Cocteau Pdf

Like Alexis de Tocqueville a century earlier, Jean Cocteau offers a powerful reminder to Americans of their own potential—and issues In 1949, Jean Cocteau spent twenty days in New York, and began composing on the plane ride home this essay filled with the vivid impressions of his trip. With his unmistakable prose and graceful wit, he compares and contrasts French and American culture: the different values they place on art, literature, liberty, psychology, and dreams. Cocteau sees the incredibly buoyant hopes in America’s promise, while at the same time warning of the many ills that the nation will have to confront—its hypocrisy, sexism, racism, and hegemonic aspirations—in order to realize this potential. Never before translated into English, Letter to the Americans remains as timely and urgent as when it was first published in France over seventy years ago.

Les Enfants Terribles

Author : Jean Cocteau
Publisher : Random House
Page : 146 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Brothers and sisters
ISBN : 9780099561378

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Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau Pdf

At home, Paul shares a private world with his sister Elisabeth, a world from which parents are tacitly excluded. Their room is where the Game is played, the Game being their own bizarre version of life. All that they do outside is effectively controlled by the rules of the Game: unfortunately the rules of the Game prescribe that the two children must die...

Jean Cocteau Coloring Book

Author : Jean Cocteau Committee
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2016-04
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1551526409

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Jean Cocteau Coloring Book by Jean Cocteau Committee Pdf

A coloring book for adults (and others) that delves into the dizzying imagination of artist/playwright/filmmaker Jean Cocteau.

Jean Cocteau

Author : James S. Williams
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2006-09-19
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 071905883X

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Jean Cocteau by James S. Williams Pdf

This is a comprehensive, original and accessible account of all aspects of Jean Cocteau's work in the cinema. It is the first major study in English to appear for over forty years and casts new light on Cocteau's most celebrated films as well as those often neglected or little known.

Jean Cocteau and His World

Author : Arthur King Peters
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Art
ISBN : UOM:39015013356301

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The White Book

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 1980
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:12181914

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Jean Cocteau

Author : Claude Arnaud
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 1039 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2016-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780300170573

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Jean Cocteau by Claude Arnaud Pdf

This passionate and monumental biography reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century Unevenly respected, easily hated, almost always suspected of being inferior to his reputation, Jean Cocteau has often been thought of as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. In this landmark biography, Claude Arnaud thoroughly contests this characterization, as he celebrates Cocteau's "fragile genius--a combination almost unlivable in art" but in his case so fertile. Arnaud narrates the life of this legendary French novelist, poet, playwright, director, filmmaker, and designer who, as a young man, pretended to be a sort of a god, but who died as a humble and exhausted craftsman. His moving and compassionate account examines the nature of Cocteau's chameleon-like genius, his romantic attachments, his controversial politics, and his intimate involvement with many of the century's leading artistic lights, including Picasso, Proust, Hemingway, Stravinsky, and Tennessee Williams. Already published to great critical acclaim in France, Arnaud's penetrating and deeply researched work reveals a uniquely gifted artist while offering a magnificent cultural history of the twentieth century.

A Study Guide for Jean Cocteau's "Indiscretions"

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Page : 26 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781410349729

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A Study Guide for Jean Cocteau's "Indiscretions" by Gale, Cengage Learning Pdf

A Study Guide for Jean Cocteau's "Indiscretions," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Jean Cocteau and the French Scene

Author : Dore Ashton
Publisher : New York : Abbeville Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1984
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015008621750

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Jean Cocteau and the French Scene by Dore Ashton Pdf

"In Jean Cocteau and the French Scene, eight prominent French and American authors address Cocteau's incessant artistic activities. These trenchant essays relate the poet's kaleidoscopic talents to the larger canvas of the artistic, literary, theatrical, musical, cinematic, and intellectual worlds in which he flourished."--Book jacket.

Diary of an Unknown

Author : Jean Cocteau
Publisher : Marlowe & Company
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1994-04-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1569249830

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Diary of an Unknown by Jean Cocteau Pdf

A collection of essays dealing with such topics as nature, New York City, beauty, poetry, the Nuremberg trials, freedom, and the death penalty

The Difficulty of Being

Author : Jean Cocteau
Publisher : Melville House
Page : 13 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2013-05-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781612192918

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The Difficulty of Being by Jean Cocteau Pdf

Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius. By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky. This memoir tells the inside account of those achievements and of his glittering social circle. Cocteau writes about his childhood, about his development as an artist, and the peculiarity of the artist’s life, about his dreams, friendships, pain, and laughter. He probes his motivations and explains his philosophies, giving intimate details in soaring prose. And sprinkled throughout are anecdotes about the elite and historic people he associated with. Beyond illuminating a truly remarkable life, The Difficulty of Being is an inspiring homage to the belief that art matters.

An Impersonation of Angels

Author : Frederick Brown
Publisher : Viking
Page : 456 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 1968
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015038902501

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An Impersonation of Angels by Frederick Brown Pdf

Brown's biography is the fullest, the most ambitious close-up of Le Petit Cocteau's seven decades to appear in English. Brown evidently scoured all libraries, periods, and sources (including Cocteau's correspondence and the various memoirs of his friends), giving the reader the incidents, events, and revelations of one of the foremost creative minds of the surrealist, avant-garde, and Dadaist movements; and one of the most influential figures in early 20th-century art as a whole. An Impersonation of Angels is of unequivocal importance.

Du Cinématographe

Author : Jean Cocteau
Publisher : Marion Boyars Publishers
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0714529745

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Du Cinématographe by Jean Cocteau Pdf

This posthumous collection of writings illuminates Cocteau's own work for the cinema with detailed discussions of his aims, responses to criticism and his reflections on the relationship between poetry, theatre and film. He also comments on the movie stars he admires - Marlene Dietrich, James Dean, Brigitte Bardot - together with such great directors as Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles.