Genêt, Jean, 1910-1986

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Dates:
Birth 1910-12-19
Death 1986-04-15
French
French

Biographical notes:

David Hilliard was in prison from 1970 to 1974 on a one-year to ten-year assault charge. His letters from Genet were sent to him through his lawyer, Charles Garry, who also received some direct communication from Genet. According to Hilliard's notes on these letters, "[Genet] had a major effect in the change of Newton's and the Party's views on homosexuality. Zayd Shakur influenced Genet with regard to the Party. When I was released from prison I was expelled from the Party by Newton after Newton had separated from Cleaver. The FBI had furthered these splits..."

From the description of Letters to David Hilliard and Charles Garry, 1970-1972 and nd. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122369515

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Subjects:

  • French poetry--20th century
  • Homosexuality
  • African Americans
  • French drama--20th century

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  • Dramatists

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