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Les Enfants Terribles By Jean Cocteau

Les Enfants Terribles
by Jean Cocteau

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At home, Paul shares a private world with his sister Elisabeth, a world from which parents are tacitly excluded. Their room is where the Game is played, the Game being their own bizarre version of life. But unfortunately, what the rules of the Game prescribe is that two children must die.
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Les Enfants Terribles Summary


Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau

"Terrors they are, these lads of the Lycee Condorcet, and no mistake - the terrors of the Fifth...where the tenebrous instincts of childhood still predominate..." At home, Paul shares a private world with his sister Elisabeth, a world from which parents are tacitly excluded. Their room is where the Game is played, the Game being their own bizarre version of life. All that they do outside is effectively controlled by the rules of the Game. Elisabeth might be the dutiful daughter tending their sick, prematurely aged mother; Paul might be under the spell of his fellow student Dargelos, and then of a hapless friend of his sister's - but unfortunately what the rules of the Game prescribe is that two children must die...

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Les Enfants Terribles Reviews


'The lasting feeling that his work leaves is one of happiness; not of course in the sense that it excludes suffering, but because, in it, nothing is rejected, resented or regretted' W.H. Auden

About Jean Cocteau


Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) - poet, novelist, dramatist, artist, musician, choreographer, film-maker, and actor - was one of the most talented Frenchmen of the twentieth century and a leading figure in the Surrealist movement. In addition to his popular novel Les Enfants terribles (1929), he is best remembered in the English-speaking world for the film of Orphee (1950) and perhaps his play La Machine infernale (1934).

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GOR001161710
Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2003-08-07
144
0099455692
9780099455691
N/A
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