Frank, Joseph
September 1953
New Republic;9/7/53, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p18
The article presents information about the book "Saint Genet Comédien et Martyr," by Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre has been preoccupied in recent years with the problems of an existentialist ethics and in the figure of novelist Jean Genet, he found a pretext for developing certain ideas on Good and Evil that have not hitherto found expression in his theoretical writings. Sartre's intensely, sometimes comically serious discussion of Genet is a dazzling display of dialectic, ending with what Sartre calls a request that Jean Genet be well treated.


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