Treasures of the night : the collected poems


Treasures of the night : the collected poems
A collection of six long poems by Jean Genet (1910-1986), first published between 1942 and 1948. They are presented here in a bilingual French/English version for the first time by translator Steven Finch, with the authorisation of Jean Genet and publisher, Éditions Gallimard. The French original occupies the verso (left hand side) and the English is printed on the recto (right hand side) in a facing page layout. Finch describes Genet’s poems as “a rich contribution to the expression of the gay movement and spirit”. This edition also includes the cover artwork of the rare first edition of Genet’s ‘Poèmes’, published by L’Arbalète in 1948, as well as striking, graphic black-and-white drawings by Bill Sullivan.
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