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French novelist, playwright, poet and political activist

Jean Genet is ...

Born 19 Dec 1910 in Paris
Died 15 Apr 1986 in Paris
Age75 years, 3 months
Causeesophageal cancer
Jean Genet
Jean Genet
Dr. Hans Koechler, President of the I.P.O., mright, receiving French author Jean Genet at the Imperial Hotel in Vienna (19 December 1983) in connection with a lecture organized by the International Progress OrganizationPhoto has been cropped to just Jean Genet

About Jean Genet

Jean Genet (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʒənɛ]; (1910-12-19)19 December 1910 – (1986-04-15)15 April 1986) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but he later took to writing. His major works include the novels The Thief's Journal, and Our Lady of the Flowers, and the plays The Balcony, The Maids and The Screens.


Genet developed throat cancer and was found dead on 15 April 1986, in a hotel room in Paris. Genet may have fallen on the floor and fatally hit his head. He is buried in the Spanish Cemetery in Larache, Morocco.