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Critical Essay by Leslie Katz

SOURCE: Katz, Leslie. “Jean Genet: ‘Une Solitude Mortelle.’” Raritan 16, no. 49 (fall 1996): 65-85.

in the following essay, Katz explores Genet's personal involvement in his work, providing a comprehensive background on the author's perspective.

In the art of the tightrope walker, Jean Genet discovered a metaphor for a particular kind of theatricality: at once grand and furtive, flamboyant and private. In his essay, “Le Funambule,” he writes, “It was not a whore we went to see at the circus, but a solitary lover in pursuit of his own image. … It was Narcissus who danced.” Through the reference to Narcissus, Genet may wish to capture the performer's radical and necessary absorption in his art, the placement of the foot and, by extension, the weight of...

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