Jean Genet | Critical Essay by Mary Ann Frese Witt

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Jean Genet.
This section contains 6,972 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Mary Ann Frese Witt

Critical Essay by Mary Ann Frese Witt

SOURCE: Witt, Mary Ann Frese. “Mothers and Stories: Female Presence/Power in Genet.” French Forum 14, no. 2 (May 1989): 173-86.

In the following essay, Witt argues that Genet's works have a subtextual female presence, which serves as a source of destruction for the male-ordered world he presents.

A feminist writer? It is not a label that interested Genet; it is not one that comes readily to mind in identifying the great poète maudit of our century, yet feminist theorists of the stature of Kate Millett and Hélène Cixous have so argued. Written in the heady early days of the women's movement, Millett's Sexual Politics presented Genet's work as an antidote to Lawrence, Miller and Mailer—a sign of hope that the literary “...

(read more)

This section contains 6,972 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Mary Ann Frese Witt
Follow Us on Facebook