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The Resource Jean Cocteau : a life, Claude Arnaud ; translated by Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell

Jean Cocteau : a life, Claude Arnaud ; translated by Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell

Label
Jean Cocteau : a life
Title
Jean Cocteau
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Claude Arnaud ; translated by Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 William. 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"--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
ARNAUD, CLAUDE
Dewey number
848/.91209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Elkin, Lauren
  • Mandell, Charlotte
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cocteau, Jean
  • Authors, French
  • Artists
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
adult
Label
Jean Cocteau : a life, Claude Arnaud ; translated by Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French : Jean Cocteau
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 1014 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780300170573
Lccn
2016930231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1793653
  • 838772
Label
Jean Cocteau : a life, Claude Arnaud ; translated by Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French : Jean Cocteau
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 1014 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780300170573
Lccn
2016930231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1793653
  • 838772

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