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Jean Genet

Jean GenetBorn: 19-Dec-1910
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 15-Apr-1986
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Buried, Spanish Cemetery, Larache, Morocco

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Novelist, Playwright

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Theatre of the Absurd

Father: François Genet
Mother: Camille Gabrielle Genet (abandoned by her, d. 1919)
Boyfriend: Abdallah Bentaga (d. Mar-1964, suicide)

    High School: Mettray (a French reform school)

    Vagrancy
    Smuggling
    Burglary
    Theft 1942 (imprisoned, Fresnes)
    Theft 1948 (10th conviction for this crime)
    Desertion
    Indecent Acts
    Dishonorable Discharge
    Suicide Attempt 1967
    Risk Factors: Depression, Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    A Song of Love (1950)

Author of books:
Miracle de la rose (1945–46, novel)
Pompes funèbres (1947, novel)
Querelle de Brest (1947, novel)
Journal du voleur (1949)

Wrote plays:
Les Bonnes (1947)
Haute Surveillance (1949)
Le Balcon (1956)
Les Nègres (1958)
Les Paravents (1961)



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