Jean Cocteau Summary

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Biographies (3)

436 words, approx. 2 pages
The French writer Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) explored nostalgia for childhood and adolescence, frustration in love, and fear of solitude and death.Jean Cocteau was born in a suburb of Paris and brought ... Read more
6,064 words, approx. 21 pages
Jean Cocteau was first introduced to the Parisian public in 1908, when he was eighteen. The colorful and popular actor Edouard de Max, with colleagues from the Comédie-Française, gave a ... Read more
12,317 words, approx. 42 pages
Jean Cocteau's role in twentieth-century French poetry is not unlike that of the rather too talkative Sphinx in his play, La Machine infernale (1934; translated as The Infernal Machine, 1936), who as... Read more