[MOBI] ↠ Cocteau | BY ☆ Francis Steegmuller

Cocteau By Francis Steegmuller,

  • Title: Cocteau
  • Author: Francis Steegmuller
  • ISBN: 9780879236069
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jean Cocteau, a major French 20th century artist, was a deliberate scandal The astonishing variety of his work as poet, novelist, playwright, and film maker The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus and the contradictions and paradoxes of his private life, the charm and the nastiness, the generosity, and the egomania, the poise and the anguish of an opium addiJean Cocteau, a major French 20th century artist, was a deliberate scandal The astonishing variety of his work as poet, novelist, playwright, and film maker The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus and the contradictions and paradoxes of his private life, the charm and the nastiness, the generosity, and the egomania, the poise and the anguish of an opium addicted homosexual, a man who knew everyone who mattered in the arts, and who capped an avant garde life by entering, without seeming contradiction, the formidable conservative precincts of the Acad mie Francaise all this is elegantly woven by Mr Steegmuller into the gorgeous tapestry of this award winning and riveting biography.
    Cocteau Jean Cocteau a major French th century artist was a deliberate scandal The astonishing variety of his work as poet novelist playwright and film maker The Blood of a Poet Beauty and the Beast

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    1. The ubiquitous Cocteau was at the forefront of French culture until his death in 1963 Most enjoyable was his collaboration in 1917 in Sergie Diagolev s Ballets Russes, where he wrote the scenareo for Parade , with sets by Picasso, music by Satie and libretto by Apollinair If it had not been for Apollinaire in uniform, wrote Cocteau, with his skull shaved, the scar on his temple and the bandage around his head, women would have gouged our eyes out with hairpins Besides his influence on other arti [...]

    2. Like Warhol, the crazy buzz of artists and stars surrounding the subject matter is often interesting than posing dandy Cocteau himself Stravinsky, Genet, Picasso, Radiguet, and Sartre, naturally.The book is as detailed as a biography can be, but I can recommend it only if you are really, really, REALLY into Cocteau which I realized after the last page, that I wasn t.The story about his relationship friendship with Radiguet, cut off by Radigue s death, is perhaps THE most tragic ending of a love [...]

    3. vastly entertaining and informative, written stylishly and wittily with a pen often dipped in vitriol a major biographical achievement Saturday Review Mr Steegmuller straightens out the record with precision and clarity inbook that is surely a model of the biographer s art The New York Times Book Review

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