The Journals of Jean Cocteau. Jean Cocteau, Wallace Fowlie.
The Journals of Jean Cocteau

The Journals of Jean Cocteau

New York, NY: Criterion Books, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Jean Cocteau was the celebrated poet, playwright, and filmmaker who, among myriad other accomplishments, succeeded in achieving something that no establishment-challenging poet before him ever had: he was (in his lifetime) accepted into the French Academy. Poet Allen Ginsberg consistently recommended "Orpheus" and "Blood of the Poet" to his classes while teaching at Naropa. An absolutely integral figure in French literature & film. "The Journals of Jean Cocteau" read like a candid autobiography filled with all the unfiltered reminisces & historical anecdotes a reader of art & literary history yearns to learn. Cocteau recounts all these and more, providing a unique, stylized record of his influential, star-studded life & times. Book in very fine condition with only minor bump-crease to top left corner of rear board. Dust jacket in fair/good condition with price clips & minor gauges, rubbing, slight chipping to front cover; similar chipping to top fine-edge on verso of same; similar rubbing esp. at spine-edge of same; minor horizontal crease to bottom fine-edge of same. Very Fine / Fair/Good. [Item #2662]

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