French playwright Genet creates a self-portrait in an account reflecting his life and radical ideas about society
"I am hot for crime," the narrator of this seminal work proclaims. This semi-autobiographical novel tell the story of Jean Genet's scandalous life as an outsider, lonely poet, criminal, prisoner, and unrepentant homosexual. Described by Jean-Paul Sarte as the "most beautiful book that Genet has written," THE THIEF'S JOURNAL lyrical evokes Genet's dedication to pursuing evil and finding beauty.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Conflicts + Dualities, Family + Friendship, Society + Social Issues, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels