May 21, 2013
May 28, 2013
Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.
By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky.
This memoir tells the inside account of those achievements and of his glittering social circle. Cocteau writes about his childhood, about his development as an artist, and the peculiarity of the artist?s life, about his dreams, friendships, pain, and laughter. He probes his motivations and explains his philosophies, giving intimate details in soaring prose. And sprinkled throughout are anecdotes about the elite and historic people he associated with.
Beyond illuminating a truly remarkable life, The Difficulty of Being is an inspiring homage to the belief that art matters.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, Literary
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, Literary
- Language: English
- Author: Jean Cocteau
- Online Item #: 14473429
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-2710
- ISBN: 9781612192901
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported