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Souvenir Portraits: Paris in the Belle Epoque

Souvenir Portraits Paris in the Belle Epoque Cocteau the renowned French poet filmmaker and painter recalls his childhood in lyrical fashion Includes humorous sketches of personalities like Isadora Duncan Picasso Marlena Dietrich and Greta G

Cocteau, the renowned French poet, filmmaker and painter recalls his childhood in lyrical fashion Includes humorous sketches of personalities like Isadora Duncan, Picasso, Marlena Dietrich and Greta Garbo.

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  1. Jean Cocteau says:
    Jean Maurice Eug ne Cl ment Cocteau 5 July 1889 11 October 1963 was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker Along with other Surrealists of his generation Jean Anouilh and Ren Char for example Cocteau grappled with the algebra of verbal codes old and new, mise en sc ne language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox a classical avant garde His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Colette, dith Piaf, whom he cast in one of his one act plays entitled Le Bel Indifferent in 1940, and Raymond Radiguet.His work was played out in the theatrical world of the Grands Theatres, the Boulevards and beyond during the Parisian epoque he both lived through and helped define and create His versatile, unconventional approach and enormous output brought him international acclaim.

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  1. Jeroen says:
    Two weeks ago, I read Enrique Vila Matas novel Never Any End to Paris In it, the Catalan writer is rather adamant about his idea a borrowed one, at that that in actuality there is never any end to Paris To further analyse the true limits of Paris or rather the idea of Paris, for that is what is at stake here I started to read the memoirs of Jean Cocteau, which had been collecting dust on my shelves for a few years now The parallels between the two works turned out to be striking.Whereas one is a [...]

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