The Balcony

By Jean Genet; Genet; Bernard Frechtman (Translator)
(Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802150349, 96pp.)

Publication Date: January 1994

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The Balcony is probably the most stunning subversive work of literature to be created since the writings of the famous Marquis.... A major dramatic achievement.” Robert Brustein, The New Republic




About the Author
Jean Genet (1910-1986) was a prominent and controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but later took to writing. His major works include the novels Querelle of Brest, The Thief's Journal, and Our Lady of the Flowers, and the plays The Balcony, The Blacks, The Maids, and The Screens.



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