Jean Cocteau and his world an illustrated biography by Arthur King Peters

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .

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  • Cocteau, Jean, -- 1889-1963.

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Bibliography and list of works, p212. - Includes index.

Book details

Statementby Arthur King Peters ; foreword by Ned Rorem.
The Physical Object
Pagination215p. :
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17424252M
ISBN 100500013969
OCLC/WorldCa185805630

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Jean Cocteau (, French) was born outside of Paris in the last years of the Belle Epoque. His father a lawyer and painter committed suicide when Cocteau was nine years old. At fifteen he left home.

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Again, the film was widely praised across the world, and Cocteau then immediately set to work on his next project, 's L'Aigle a Deux Têtes, an adaptation of his own play. Also an. Jean Cocteau and His World.

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Cocteau was not academically successful, twice failing his baccalauréat. However, he started writing poetry at a young age and, by the time he was twenty, knew many people in the French artistic world, including Diaghilev. By Emily St. John Mandel Signed Trade Paperback. Everyone Anton Walker grew up with is corrupt.

His parents dealt in stolen goods, and he was a successful purveyor of forged documents until he abandoned it all in his early twenties, determined to live a normal life, complete with career, apartment, and a fiancée who knows nothing of his criminal beginnings.

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The book was first published anonymously and created a scandal. Original Handcolored Lithograph Dimensions: x cm Edition of on Vélin d’Arche Paris, Éditions du Signe References: Pia  His reputation was besmirched during the Second World War, when he associated with some Nazis and collaborators, and wrote in his diary that France was being “disrespectful” to Hitler (while at the same time speculating on Hitler’s sexuality.) Cocteau himself was openly gay, making his tolerance of Hitler the more surprising.

Jean Cocteau () French artist and writer, who made his name widely known in poetry, fiction, film, ballet, painting, and opera. Jean Cocteau's works reflect the influence of surrealism, psychoanalysis, cubism, Catholic Religion; occasionally they were opium influenced.

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Jean Cocteau (–) was a French writer, designer, filmmaker and boxing manager. Cocteau had literary aspirations from an early age, publishing his first collection of poems, Aladdin’s Lamp, when he was World War I, he served as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross.

Jean Cocteau Multi Color Ink Drawing On Book Paper. Representing the recurring image of Orpheus – one of his favorite characters with its origin going back to Greek mythology. For the Greeks, Orpheus was a founder and prophet of the so-called ‘Orphic mysteries.

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Won’t work. As for Orpheus himself, Cocteau cast his onetime protégé and, it was widely known, ex-lover in the title role, having already directed him in Beauty and the Beast (), L’aigle à deux têtes, and Les parents terribles (both ) and scripted his lines in L’éternel retour (Jean Delannoy, ).

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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was born on July 5th,in a suburb of Paris. Recognized today primarily as a Surrealist filmmaker, Cocteau. "Jean Cocteau was the artistic ringmaster of 20th century Paris.

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Jean Cocteau was born on July 5,in Maisons-Laffitte, France, a village 12 miles outside Paris, to Georges and Eugénie (née) Lecomte Cocteau. He and his two older siblings were brought up in comfortable household in Paris, where they were introduced to.

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In his care-free garden, Cocteau “learnt about the magnificent stubbornness of the vegetal world”, echoing the enchanting sets of his movie, La Belle et la Bête, released the year before with Jean Marais in the male lead role. “Everywhere spring is jubilant”, as it was on the day of our visit, although it was too early for the roses.

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July – 11 October ) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Along with other Surrealists of his generation (Jean Anouilh and René Char for example) Cocteau grappled with the "algebra" of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of.

Born Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau on July 5,he was a child of affluence, particularly through the Lecomtes on the maternal side of his family. He began writing poetry as a boy and gained entrance into the literary world through his mother's social contacts. Cocteau was born in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, a small village near Paris, to Georges Cocteau and his wife, Eugénie Lecomte; a socially prominent Parisian father was a lawyer and amateur painter who committed suicide when Cocteau was nine.

He left home at age fifteen. He published his first volume of poems, Aladdin's Lamp, at nineteen. "Jean Cocteau was the artistic ringmaster of 20th century Paris. Claude Arnaud has written the definitive—and fascinating—life of this artist and impresario, and along the way has clarified mysteries about his sexuality and his collaboration with the Nazis."—Edmund White.

It was during this visit that Cocteau finished his first book, Le Potomak. The First World War broke out in the summer of and though Cocteau never served in the military, he did help run an ambulance service. He acquainted himself with a group of marines.

Cocteau was arrested and returned to civilian life in Inhe met Pablo. Round the World Again in 80 Days: Tour du Monde en 80 Jours (Mon Premier Voyage) (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) Jean Cocteau $ - $ Jean Cocteau and his Films of Orphic Identity. Philadelphia: Art Alliance Press.

ISBN Tsakiridou, Cornelia A., ed. Reviewing Orpheus: Essays on the Cinema and Art of Jean Cocteau. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press. ISBN External links. Jean Cocteau at the Internet Broadway Database. Mariner Books, October Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good. Jean Cocteau delighted in shocking the world.

In pubic, at least, the image he presented was one of great daring -- a man eager to defy, willing to experiment, ready to challenge.

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