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ISBN: 1840680687 / ISBN-13: 9781840680683

Criminal Desires: Jean Genet and Cinema

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Jean Genet, the French author notorious for his overt cele-bration of criminality and homosexuality, was also fascinated with cinema. His only film, ... Show synopsis

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  • Criminal Desires: Jean Genet and Cinema (Creation Books) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by Jane Giles, Edmund White (Preface by)

    Criminal Desires: Jean Genet and Cinema

    Trade paperback, Creation Books
    2002
    English
    142 pages

    ISBN: 1840680687
    ISBN-13: 9781840680683

    Jean Genet, the French author notorious for his overt cele-bration of criminality and homosexuality, was also fascinated with cinema. His only film, "Un Chant d'amour," made in 1950, was a poetic and sexually explicit visual paean to homosexual desire, the criminal impulse, and the power of the imagination. Banned on the grounds of obscenity, the film has since become a cause celebre of gay rights and freedom of expression, as well as being recognized as a masterpiece of underground cinema. "Criminal Desires "contains ... Show more

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